10 June 2014 - 11 June 2014
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
IIASA Researchers Junko Mochizuki and Keith Williges deliver a two-day workshop entitled “Workshop Fiscal and Economic Disaster Risks in Cambodia - Validation and Use of the CatSim Approach” to 30 national level policy-makers and NGO partners in Cambodia.
The workshop is part of the 17-month project Cambodia CATSIM aimed at strengthening Cambodia’s disaster management capacities. Through the project, the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) is implementing a World Bank funded technical assistance to strengthen the disaster management systems in Cambodia. The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), in collaboration with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), is providing technical support to the NCDM to implement the project, which includes the assessment of fiscal and economic risk of natural disasters in Cambodia.
Under the first sub-component of the project, the catastrophic simulation model (CATSIM) has been developed to examine the fiscal and economic risks of natural disaster. Fiscal and economic risk assessment on natural disaster has now been conducted at the national level and detailed sectoral impacts on the transport and agriculture sectors have been estimated. It is thus appropriate to discuss the results of economic assessment with a wider audience of local experts and stakeholders for validating the results and customizing the final products. Also, there is a need to conduct training sessions on economic modeling to familiarize stakeholders with fiscal and economic risk management options and to assist them in evaluating risk on their own.
The two day workshop is scheduled for validation and training of economic modeling in Cambodia with the following primary objectives:
(a) To present the status of project activities, focusing on fiscal and economic assessment of natural disaster risk in Cambodia.
(b) To receive feedback from stakeholders on fiscal and economic risk assessment.
(c) To will familiarize stakeholders with concepts of fiscal risk assessment and management options
(d) To provide hands-on training of catastrophic modeling using the CATSIM approach.
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