August 20, 2012
DARA will present the methodology and preliminary findings of its Risk Reduction Index at the 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference- IDRC Davos 2012, August 28.
The pilot phase of the Risk Reduction Index took place in Central America and the Caribbean, with the report being published in 2011. The innovative approach was then expanded to West Africa, now taking place, proving that the methodology can now be applied in different global contexts. A third phase in Southeast Asia is also being planned, since we aim to be able to compare risk factors across continents.
The Risk Reduction Index methodology is innovative in its focus on measuring stakeholder perceptions of underlying risk factors and its analysis at the sub-national level. The presentation will include lessons learned from Central America and preliminary data from West Africa.
About the Risk Reduction Initiative
The Risk Reduction Initiative goes beyond merely considering disaster risks in terms of natural hazards. Instead, it offers a more comprehensive set of tools, methods and analysis that looks at factors across sectors that can contribute to disaster risk. The RRI helps governments, civil society and other committed actors understand the factors that generate risks and, through stakeholder involvement, enables them to effectively address those risks from a more integrated perspective.