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

  • Volcano - Nishinoshima, Japan

    11 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SE of Calulo, Cuanza Sul - Angola

    12 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Malanje - Angola

    12 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - SW of Malanje - Angola

    12 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - E of Pine Creek, Northern Territory - Australia

    34 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    51 minutes ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - S of Severobaykalsk, Buryat - Russia

    42 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - W of Ust-Ulimsk, Irkutsk - Russia

    42 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Wildfire - Santa Clara County (Crews Fire), California, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.6 - 93 km N of Batang, Indonesia

    13 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    1 hour ago WATCH

  • Flood - Washington, DC--VA--MD Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Tropical Storm - Cristina

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - NW of Chernyshevskiy, Chukot - Russia

    3 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 278 km WSW of Labuan, Indonesia

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 9 km E of Rangkasbitung, Indonesia

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfire - Washoe County (Mahogany Fire), Nevada, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Canada

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sarawak and Sabah, Malaysia

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    9 hours ago WATCH

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Sula Islands, Indonesia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northwestern England

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Tucson (Bighorn Fire) , Arizona, United States

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern Brazil

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Mexico

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Vietnam

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Sarawak, Malaysia

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Central Ontario, Canada

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - Los Angeles County (Soledad Fire), California, United States

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    10 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods/ Landslides - Central and Western Nepal

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Southern Japan

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    11 hours ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia

    14 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.2 - South Sandwich Islands region

    15 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tropical Cyclone - Edouard

    15 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Wildfire - SW of Udachnyy, Chukot - Russia

    15 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - Izu Islands, Japan region

    17 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - Mariana Islands region

    23 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 6.2 - 254 km N of Fais, Micronesia

    17 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 174 km NNE of Colonia, Micronesia

    19 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - Mitchell, SD Region, United States

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Philadelphia, MS Region, United States

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - 33 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Karymsky, Russia

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Pakistan

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Puerto Rico

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Mexico

    4 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Dominican Republic

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern Haiti

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - US Virgin Islands

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Mariana Islands

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Marshall Islands

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    5 days ago WARNING

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

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

    1 week 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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