The Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) of Pakistan, Regional Support Office to UN-SPIDER, is presently undertaking the “Development of Geo-referenced Exposure Database for Catastrophe (NatCat Model)” Project for National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF). Main components of the project include; floods, droughts, earthquakes and cyclones probabilistic hazard assessment, exposure and vulnerability assessment, financial risk assessment and development of a spatial database and Web Portal. NatCat Project will eventually help in reducing socioeconomic and financial vulnerability of the country and its population to natural hazards by prioritizing and financing investments in disaster risk reduction and preparedness.
SUPARCO organized a day-long National Consultative Workshop on “Natural Catastrophe Modeling (NatCat Model) for Disaster Risk Reduction, Risk Financing and Spatial Planning” on 13 Feb 2023 at Serena Hotel, Islamabad. The purpose of the workshop was to share the scope and current status of the NatCat Model Project with relevant stakeholders as well as seek their comments on the utilization of NatCat Model project outcomes for disaster mitigation, risk financing and spatial planning.