Virtual Event - Launch of INFORM Severity Index 22 October 15:00 CET
The INFORM Severity Index is an improved way to analyse the severity of humanitarian crises globally. It seeks to contribute to improved management of humanitarian crises by providing decision-makers with a comparable and reliable summary of information about the severity of humanitarian crises that is updated monthly and applicable globally. INFORM partners have been developing the INFORM Severity Index since 2016. It will complement the widely used INFORM Risk Index.
The event took place on 22nd October at 15:00-16:00 CEST. You can watch the recording of the event in the video below
Thursday, 22 October 2020
15:00 - 15:10
Introduction to event
Presenters and agenda
Overview of INFORM
Coordinator of INFORM, OCHA Information Management Branch
15:10 - 15:20
Evidence based decision making in humanitarian assistance
Director of Disaster Preparedness and Prevention, ECHO, European Commission
15:20 - 15:30
Providing credible evidence to support decision-making
Director of Space, Security and Migration, JRC, European Commission
15:30 - 15:40
Overview of INFORM Severity Index
What it is, how it works and how to use it.
Senior Analyst, ACAPS
15:40 - 15:50
User Example from UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Team lead Early Warning and Analysis, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
15:50 - 16:00
You will be able to participate in the Q&A using the chat function.
INFORM is a multi-stakeholder forum for developing shared, quantitative analysis relevant to humanitarian crises and disasters, which includes organisations from the humanitarian and development sectors, donors, and technical partners. The European Commission Joint Research Centre is responsible for the methodology of the INFORM Severity Index. ACAPS is responsible for the data collection and analysis. OCHA is the overall coordinator of INFORM.