Risk Analysis & Application

Improving disaster data

A key aspect of ProVention’s work programme has focussed on improving the analysis and identification of risk in order to provide critical information for risk reduction policy-making and help prioritise risk reduction investments. At a global level, ProVention’s support to developing the Disaster Risk Hotspots Analysis has made a major contribution in this area and will be followed up by applying this global analysis through the Global Risk Identification Programme (GRIP), a major new initiative co-led by ProVention/UNDP, which aims to improve the quality, availability and access to analysis, data and information on natural hazard risks.

Urban risk in Africa

At the regional level, ProVention, in collaboration with UNDP, continues to support the work of the African Urban Risk Analysis Network (AURAN), consisting of leading universities and partner NGOs in six urban areas across Africa. This initiative supports community-based action research, a unique methodology for urban risk accumulation analysis and a network of partners working on urban risk reduction projects in Accra, Algiers, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi and Saint Louis. AURAN is building an African network for disaster risk reduction practitioners providing access to common resources and knowledge exchange.

Community-level risk assessment

Global and regional level risk analysis is complemented by continued support to improve community-level risk assessment (CRA) through the Community Risk Assessment and Action Planning project. This initiative promotes a more grounded and contextual assessment of risk and social vulnerability through participatory analysis with the ultimate aim of harnessing local level assessment information to sub-national, national, regional and global levels. Toward this goal ProVention is currently supporting a project in pilot communities with OAS and the IFRC in the Americas .