Taking the risk out of using risk profiles: The Risk Viewer tool for Latin America and Caribbean
Organizer: World Bank
|A large number of disaster risk profiles exist that can be used for a variety of purposes: to evaluate the impact of disasters, inform risk reduction measures, assess fiscal impact of disasters and catalyze catastrophe risk insurance market growth, to name a few. However, the appropriate application of risk profiles depends on the underlying quality of their analyses for each of their components. So, how do you determine which risk profile can be used for your specific task? For the Latin America and Caribbean region, the World Bank’s Disaster-Resilience Analytics and Solutions (D-RAS) team has developed the Risk Viewer tool that answers the following questions: · What risk profiles are available for a given country? · How do results compare for a given country? · What can / can’t these profiles be used for? · How does one country’s risk compare to that of another? The session presents this tool and also highlights innovations in Latin America and the Caribbean on greater disaggregation of building and non-building infrastructure data, including projected climate-related future risk modelling and applications of public sector risk profiles. We invite you to join us for an interactive presentation on the tool, and discussion on how it can be used to address countries’ needs.
Rashmin Gunasekera, Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist, World Bank
Oscar Ishizawa, Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist, World Bank
James Daniell, Senior Natural Hazards Risk Engineer
Joshua Macabuag, Disaster Risk Engineer