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

  • Floods - Southern, United States

    9 minutes ago WARNING

  • Flood - Columbia, SC Region, United States

    14 minutes ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.7 - 9km NNE of Doganyol, Turkey

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    37 minutes ago WARNING

  • Flood - Osceola, AR Region, United States

    41 minutes ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central, United States

    41 minutes ago WARNING

  • Flood - Jesup, GA Region, United States

    46 minutes ago WARNING

  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    49 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 6.1 - 57km W of Amatignak Island, Alaska

    19 hours ago WATCH

  • Flood - Ligonier, IN Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Charleston, MO Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Lake Charles, LA Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Beardstown, IL Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Carlyle, IL Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SE of Faranah - Guinea

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - NE of Yakossi, Mbomou - Central African Republic

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Yei, Central Equatoria - South Sudan

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - NW of Lokoja, Kogi - Nigeria

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Asosan, Japan

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - SE of Cooma, New South Wales - Australia

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    2 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - Galvarino Commune, Chile

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.7 - 61km W of Amatignak Island, Alaska

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Tsunami (AK/BC/US West Coast) - 65 miles SE of Amchitka, Alaska - 5.5

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Tropical Cyclone - Diane

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Tropical Cyclone - Esami

    6 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 15km E of Kirkagac, Turkey

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 33km W of Villazon, Bolivia

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Southwest Indian Ridge

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Kuchinoerabujima, Japan

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Cyclone - Twelve

    12 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Highsurf - Warning (Hawaiian Islands)

    12 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - East of the North Island of New Zealand

    16 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 48km W of Amatignak Island, Alaska

    16 hours ago WATCH

  • Tsunami (AK/BC/US West Coast) - 60 miles SE of Amchitka, Alaska - 5.0

    17 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 56km W of Amatignak Island, Alaska

    18 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tsunami (AK/BC/US West Coast) - 65 miles SE of Amchitka, Alaska - 5.0

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 54km W of Amatignak Island, Alaska

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tsunami (AK/BC/US West Coast) - 70 miles SE of Amchitka, Alaska - 5.1

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Tsunami (AK/BC/US West Coast) - 65 miles SE of Amchitka, Alaska - 5.6

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Novel Coronavirus – China

    1 week ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 63km W of Amatignak Island, Alaska

    22 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Taal, Philippines

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Tsunami (AK/BC/US West Coast) - 60 miles SE of Amchitka, Alaska - 5.7

    22 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Nishinoshima, Japan

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Yellow Fever - Nigeria

    1 month ago ADVISORY

  • Measles Outbreak - Democratic Republic of the Congo

    2 weeks ago INFORMATION

  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo/Uganda

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Avalanche - Montana, United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Huanuco, Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Arequipa, Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Eastern Bolivia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northern Madagascar

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Avalanches - Northern India

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Southern Switzerland

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Spain

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Western Portugal

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southwestern France

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Yukon, Canada

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Colorado, United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Northwestern United States

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Nunavut, Canada

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Avalanche - Glacier National Park, Canada

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Thailand

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Kerinci, Indonesia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangeang Api, Indonesia

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Klyuchevskoy, Russia

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Avalanche - Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Brazil

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Tanzania, Zambia, DR Congo

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Zimbabwe and Mozambique

    4 days ago WATCH

  • Floods - Northwestern Angola

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Central Asia

    4 days ago WATCH

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.4 - 8km S of Indios, Puerto Rico

    2 weeks ago WARNING

  • High Winds - Guatemala

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mitchell, SD Region, United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Dengue Outbreak - Philippines

    3 weeks ago INFORMATION

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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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