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The Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) held a training program on National Retrospective Disaster Loss Databases in Manila, Philippines, on October 24, 2023. The objective of the training was to foster a better understanding and management of local disaster risks via the development of databases archiving historical disaster impacts at the subnational level. This effort involves comprehensive documentation of past disaster events and identification of specific local disaster risk needs, which should enable more effective data collection approaches.

This program, part of the larger EM-DAT project, was led by CRED in collaboration with the Institute of Civil Engineering, University of the Philippines Diliman and supported by the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Institute of Civil Engineering at the University of the Philippines Diliman hosted the training, which was attended by 11 participants from this University.

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