The United Nations - International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN-ISDR) Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Working Group 3 is presently creating an inventory of risk analysis and vulnerability assessment tools particularly for local and urban applications, which can be easily accessed both by UN-ISDR partners and the general public through the Internet. UN-HABITAT/DMP and UNDP/BCPR in collaboration with the Asia Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC) and the Organisation of American States (OAS) have taken the lead in the development of this activity. The main outputs will be:
- A “Register” of tools and practices for risk-vulnerability-capacity-impact assessment at the national and local levels. The register will be geographically structured and according to regionally relevant parameters/thematic areas.
- Annotated comments, which accompany the register assisting the user with identifying appropriate tools by describing their purposes, the situations they have been applied in, and the decision-making processes they can support.
- A “Network and referral facility” of practitioners and institutions active in the area of risk assessment.