Eptisa provides technical assistance services to create an Integrated Risk Assessment Platform in Djibouti (IRAP)

The Project, financed by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, will be implemented until September

August 19 2013

Since April 2013, Eptisa, in consortium with SCE, is carrying out the technical assistance project “Integrated Risk Assessment Platform in Djibouti (IRAP)”, financed by the GFDRR (Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery).

The main objective of the project is the analysis, evaluation and monitoring of the country’s risk factors, as well as the assessment of the associated potential losses in order to provide decision-makers with the necessary tools for the development of their functions.

In order to achieve this, the following initiatives will be implemented: creation of a specific Platform (IRAP), use of indicators and metric systems, determinist and probabilistic analysis and the quantification of threats and risks. An integrated risk assessment is being developed in order to create models and risk suppositions from both seismic and hydro meteorological threats and to be able to measure their level of vulnerability.

In addition to this, an analytic training process will be carried out together with the acquisition of equipment for the measurement and monitoring of the main natural risks (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, fluvial and coastal floods, droughts...). This will allow determining the level of vulnerability associated (social, environmental and economic).

The platform will increase the perception of decision-makers in issues related to risks derived from natural threats. .

Amongst the main results to be achieved within this contract we have to highlight the following: the development of instruments for the management of emergencies and disasters; the estimation of losses, financial protection; forecast of assumptions; the establishment of models and metric systems to analyze the potential damages caused; the comparison of costs and benefits in risk reduction strategies; land planning; protection of the population and of the means of production of goods and services as well as protection of the environment and natural resources.

 Eptisa provides technical assistance services to create an Integrated Risk Assessment Platform in Djibouti (IRAP)