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

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

    51 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SE of Maridi, West Equatoria - South Sudan

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - S of Idah, Kogi - Nigeria

    1 hour ago INFORMATION

  • Storms - Central Java, Indonesia

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.2 - 225 km WNW of Pangai, Tonga

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Tornado - Indramayu Regency, West Java, Indonesia

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Storms - Tasikmalaya City, West Java, Indonesia

    2 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Storms - Sidoarjo Regency, East Java, Indonesia

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Storms - Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Jember Regency, East Java, Indonesia

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 151 km N of Tobelo, Indonesia

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    4 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tornado - Pesawaran Regency, Lampung, Indonesia

    5 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Cyclone - Eight

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Oil Spill - Peru

    8 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - 65 km NNW of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 43 km NNW of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - Fiji region

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    9 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    3 weeks ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    3 weeks ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    1 year ago WARNING

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

    3 weeks ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    1 year ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    3 weeks ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern Africa

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Madagascar

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southeastern Africa

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Western Uganda

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Queensland, Australia

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Monterey County (Colorado Fire), California, United States

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Southern Canada

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Western Brazil

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Brazil

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Paraguay

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Philippines

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Israel

    13 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - American Samoa

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Brazil

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    14 hours ago WARNING

  • Storm - New South Wales, Autralia

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Storm - Victoria, Autralia

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Central Canada

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SW of Tarbes, Midi-Pyrnes - France

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Greece

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 5 km E of Anse-à-Veau, Haiti

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 4 km S of Anse-à-Veau, Haiti

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Cusco Region, Peru

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Landslide - Lemba District, Sao Tome and Principe

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Winter Storm - Northwestern Syria

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Huanuco, Peru

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Serbia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Western Peru

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - New South Wales, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Kutai Kertanegara Regency, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Northern Pakistan

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - US Virgin Islands

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Pacific Islands

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northeastern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Midwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    6 days ago WARNING

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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