Socio-Economic Vulnerability and Integrated Risk

The socio-economic vulnerability and integrated risk working group is working on the implementation of methods, metrics, and tools for holistic evaluation of earthquake risk, such as indexes for social vulnerability, resilience, and indirect loss. It is an interdisciplinary group, coordinated by GEM's Social Vulnerability and Integrated Risk Scientist Christopher Burton. Read more about GEM's socio-economic vulnerability and integrated risk project.

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13.03.2013 / Exposure & Vulnerability / Socio-Economic Vulnerability and Integrated Risk
On March 1, 2013 GEM held a participatory workshop on the assessment of earthquake risk using an integrated approach as part of the GEM South Asia Expert Meeting and Technical Training in Kathmandu, Nepal. The purpose of the workshop was to introduce GEM’s tools and methods for measuring risk holistically, to have detailed discussions related to the technological needs within the South Asia region for measuring socio-economic vulnerability and resilience, and to better understand regionally specific drivers of seismic risk to be able to suggest pertinent factors for integrated risk assessments that account for both physical and social parameters.
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