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INFORM Severity

The INFORM Severity Index is an improved way to objectively measure and compare the severity of humanitarian crises and disasters globally. It can help us develop a shared understanding of crisis severity and ensure all those affected get the help they need.

 

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

  1. 15:00 - 15:10
    Introduction to event
    Presenters and agenda
    Overview of INFORM

    Coordinator of INFORM, OCHA Information Management Branch

  2. 15:10 - 15:20
    Evidence based decision making in humanitarian assistance

    Director of Disaster Preparedness and Prevention, ECHO, European Commission

  3. 15:20 - 15:30
    Providing credible evidence to support decision-making

    Director of Space, Security and Migration, JRC, European Commission

  4. 15:30 - 15:40
    Overview of INFORM Severity Index
    What it is, how it works and how to use it.

    Senior Analyst, ACAPS

  5. 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

  6. 15:50 - 16:00
    Q&A session
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.