PDC’s NDPBA Program strengthen’s national capacity while reducing disaster risk worldwide

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  • Earthquake - 5.6 - east of the North Island of New Zealand

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  • Wildfire - SW of San Jose del Guaviare, Meta - Colombia

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  • Storms - Mexico

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  • Winter Storms - Northern Quebec, Canada

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  • Avalanche - Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada

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  • Floods - Piura Region, Peru

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  • Storms - Southern Brazil

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  • Storms - Bolivia

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  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

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  • Floods - East Java Province, Indonesia

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  • Wildfire - NE of Taunggyi, Shan - Myanmar

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  • Wildfire - W of Stoeng Treng, Stng Trng - Cambodia

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  • Wildfire - NE of Aizawl, Mizoram - India

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  • Earthquake - 5.8 - Greece

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  • Volcano - Pacaya, Guatemala

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  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 7 km S of Kraniá Elassónas, Greece

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  • Earthquake - 7.4 - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

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  • Flood - Port Arthur, TX Region, United States

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  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

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  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

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  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

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  • Flood - Indianola, MS Region, United States

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  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 217 km ENE of Gisborne, New Zealand

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  • Flood - Minden, LA Region, United States

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  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Kermadec Islands region

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  • Flood - Jackson, AL Region, United States

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  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

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  • Flood - Valdosta, GA Region, United States

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  • Earthquake - 5.3 - off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand

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  • Floods - Southeastern, United States

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  • Earthquake - 6.2 - Kermadec Islands region

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  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

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  • Tropical Cyclone - Marian

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - east of the North Island of New Zealand

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  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Kermadec Islands region

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  • Earthquake - 5.0 - southern East Pacific Rise

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  • Volcano - Sinabung, Indonesia

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  • Volcano - Klyuchevskoy, Russia

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  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

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  • Earthquake - 5.3 - Kermadec Islands region

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  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

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  • Earthquake - 5.4 - Kermadec Islands region

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  • Earthquake - 5.6 - Kermadec Islands region

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  • Volcano - Raung, Indonesia

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  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 157 km SW of Padang, Indonesia

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  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Chagos Archipelago region

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  • Earthquake - 6.1 - 69 km SSW of Sola, Vanuatu

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  • Earthquake - 5.3 - Kermadec Islands region

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  • Earthquake - 5.4 - Kermadec Islands region

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  • Earthquake - 5.3 - Kermadec Islands region

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

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  • Storms - Northeastern India

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  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Kermadec Islands region

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  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Kermadec Islands region

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  • Earthquake - 5.3 - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

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  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

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  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

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  • Earthquake - 5.9 - Kermadec Islands region

    21 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

    21 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 6.3 - 10 km WNW of Týrnavos, Greece

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Central Asia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northern Territory, Australia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - England, United Kingdom

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  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

    21 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

    21 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Lagoa Vermelha, Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

    22 hours ago WATCH

  • Avalanche - Northwestern Montana, United States

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Northwest Territories, Canada

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northern Bolivia

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  • Earthquake - 5.4 - Kermadec Islands region

    22 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 6.2 - Kermadec Islands region

    22 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - Kermadec Islands region

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  • Earthquake - 5.6 - Kermadec Islands region

    22 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Kermadec Islands region

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  • Earthquake - 5.8 - Kermadec Islands region

    23 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.8 - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

    23 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - Kermadec Islands region

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Kermadec Islands region

    23 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 236 km ENE of Gisborne, New Zealand

    23 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Kermadec Islands region

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - southeast of the Loyalty Islands

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Etna, Italy

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern Africa

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern Madagascar

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Midwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

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  • Drought - High Plains United States

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  • Drought - Southwestern United States

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  • Drought - Northwestern United States

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  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

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  • Floods - Manabi Province, Ecuador

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Catamarca Province, Argentina

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  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

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  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

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  • Floods - Tetouan, Morocco

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Ebola - Guinea

    2 weeks ago WARNING

  • Ebola - Butembo, DRC

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  • Volcano - La Soufriere, St Vincent and the Grenadines

    1 month ago WARNING

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May 11, 2018

Natural disasters have the potential to cause tremendous suffering and perpetuate generations of social inequality and economic instability, especially for resource-limited economies. In order to help decision makers understand and address the underpinnings of disasters on the world’s most vulnerable, Pacific Disaster Center (PDC)—an applied research center managed by the University of Hawai‘i—has developed a National Disaster Preparedness Baseline Assessment (NDPBA) program to collaborate with countries on capacity development and disaster risk reduction initiatives.

The multi-faceted assessment equips countries with highly-effective, evidence-based decision support tools including a wealth of new national and subnational (local) data, scientific information collected through research, and the latest high-tech tools and best practices in disaster management. Throughout the assessment process, PDC collaborates with decision makers at all levels—connecting stakeholders from private industry, academia, government, first response, and humanitarian assistance sectors—to help identify gaps in capacity, to isolate risks, and to collect critical data essential for disaster-smart policies and practices.

“Our assessment provides scientific information about the underlying factors that exacerbate disaster risk—such as socioeconomic vulnerability—and examines resources and practices that lead to successful mitigation of disasters. This information helps decision makers prioritize investments as well as design more effective plans to mitigate disaster losses, prepare for, respond, and recover from hazards.” said Dr. Erin Hughey, Director of Disaster Services at PDC. With so much at stake, Hughey said cooperative efforts are needed across sectors and countrywide in order to effectively tackle the challenges that lead to catastrophic disasters and long-term economic impacts.

PDC has completed assessments and is working with partners in numerous countries to cocreate 5-year preparedness enhancement plans that can be measured for risk and loss reduction over time. The success of the NDPBA program has gained momentum since its inception in 2014, and has garnered interest in more than 10 countries during 2018 alone.

To learn more about the National Disaster Preparedness Baseline Assessment in countries with whom PDC has worked, check our PDC in Action map or see below for a list of recent activities:

  • Argentina, 2018 (Pending)
  • Benin, 2018 (Pending)
  • Cabo Verde, 2018 (Pending)
  • Dominican Republic, 2016-2017 (Complete)
  • El Salvador, 2014-2015 (Complete)
  • Guatemala, 2016-2017 (Complete)
  • Honduras, 2016-2017 (Complete)
  • Jamaica, 2015-2016 (Complete)
  • Nicaragua, 2016-2017 (Complete)
  • Panama, 2018 (Pending)
  • Paraguay, 2018 (Pending)
  • Peru, 2014-2015 (Complete)
  • Sierra Leone, 2018 (Pending)
  • Togo, 2018 (Pending)
  • Trinidad and Tobago, 2018 (Pending)
  • Uruguay, 2018 (Pending)
  • Vietnam, 2018 (In Progress)

 

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