The subnational INFORM models identify areas at a high risk of a humanitarian crisis that is more likely to require international assistance, based on risk concepts published in scientific literature. It envisages three dimensions of risk: Hazards & Exposure, Vulnerability, and Lack of Coping Capacity. It is split into different levels to provide a quick overview of the underlying factors leading to humanitarian risk.
The Bosai Solution Database is available on the website of Japan Bosai Platform, which is an association of companies whose goal is to make society disaster resilient and sustainable by sharing Japanese bosai solutions with the world. Bosai is a Japanese word which means “holistic approach to saving lives and economy from disasters”.
Japan Bosai Platform
The Resilience in a Box program is a collaborative partnership between The UPS Foundation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the World Economic Forum (WEF), and the Disaster Resistant Business (DRB) Toolkit Workgroup. The tool is based on best practices and designed to educate newcomers on business resilience.
The toolkit consists of a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) guide and template offered in five different languages. and includes tutorial audio visual material for users. Additionally. in collaboration between UNDRR and UNICEF´s Business and Community Resilience initiative, a family-friendly checklist was developed to complement the BCP toolkit.
This tool is intended to help micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, including those in the informal sector, to develop a basic understanding of their level of risk. The QRE Tool for businesses includes an interactive questionnaire that produces a real-time dashboard that points a business and enterprise owner to their estimated general risk level, particularly to COVID-19.
CAMS is a critical asset management software tool to strengthen decision-making on mitigation and investment programs to protect and restore critical assets. It enables cities and states to 1) inventory their critical assets, 2) identify the hazards to which each asset is exposed, 3) map the relationships between assets, and 4) identify potential failure chains in the system and risks involved.
The Disaster Resilience Scorecard for Industrial and Commercial Buildings (hereafter referred to as “the Building Scorecard”) enables the establishment of a baseline for the resilience of buildings and campuses to natural hazards or man-made disasters, so allowing improvements to be identified and prioritized.