The WFP Centre of Excellence for Rural Transformation and the National Disaster Reduction Center, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and the Ministry of Emergency Management of the People's Republic of China co-organized a workshop on Flood Response and Recovery with a focus on sharing best practices and lessons learned. The workshop covered flood damage and loss assessment, including physical quantity assessment, direct economic loss assessment, and disaster scope assessment. On-the-spot investigations and assessment groups are established after a disaster to assess damages and losses in different areas. The course also discussed the topic of disaster risk reduction and emergency management, highlighting the need for various functions such as preparing plans, monitoring and early warning, hazard assessment, emergency response command, disaster statistics, and information system construction. The National Disaster Reduction Center of China was introduced as a center for natural disaster prevention, research, and monitoring. The course also stressed the importance of monitoring and early warning systems for disaster emergency response and the need for coordinated efforts in disaster risk reduction and emergency management to mitigate the impact of natural disasters.

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