Disaster Risk Reduction & Open Data Newsletter – August 2018 Edition

DRR and data in the news

Scientific collections and databases review by MBIE, New Zealand

LINZ report on 15 August will improve datasets for resilience in New Zealand

IBM with humanitarian organisations as partners launched Call for Code Global Initiative to support disaster recovery

KDDI, OYO and Toyota using IoT to gather data for disaster prevention

SDG experts discuss plans to save biodiversity

IGES releases a policy to localise ASEAN SDGs

A UN Human Rights Council discussed how to achieve SDGs

High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development talked of data revolution

UN Biodiversity Lab supports conservation and development with spatial data

HLPF discussed with participants on how to turn local
data into action

Using gender data to track SDG progress

Quidgest and the Government of El Salvador, in partnership with UNDP launch Data Portal to monitor
SDG projects

Latest information from OECD about impacts of digitalisation

Can more accessible data equal less disaster in Asia-Pacific?

India using soil study data to forecast flood


Publications on DRR
and data

Assessing the Real Cost of Disasters- the need for better evidence

Development and Implementation of the World Health Organization Emergency Medical Teams: Minimum Technical Standards and Recommendations for Rehabilitation

Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2018
by the World Bank

Climate Change Open Data for Sustainable Development: Case studies from Tanzania and Sierra Leone

Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters in the Eastern Partnership Countries

Upcoming DRR
and data events

Data Science Journal call for publication on
1 September 2018 – First Submission deadline

Innovative Data-Driven Platforms for Complex Earth & Space Science Applications. The deadline for abstract submission is Wednesday, 1 August 23:59 EDT

Understanding Risk Balkans 2018 by the Water Youth Network on 17-19 September 2018

UR Tanzania 2018 is presenting new spatial tools and risk data on 29–30 August 2018

UR Finance Pacific 2018 offers discussions and training on 16-19 October 2018

Risk Data Hub & Austrian Disaster Network Days– 11-12 October 2018

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