Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, 18 April 2023
Dr. Sahar Tajbakhsh, the President of the Iran Meteorological Organization, visited the Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management (APDIM) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and met with APDIM Director, Ms. Letizia Rossano. They discussed potential partnerships and initiatives for disaster risk reduction, including impact-based forecasting, early warning, and climate change analysis.
The visit comes at a critical time, as the Asia-Pacific region continues to face a variety of hazards. Dr. Tajbakhsh and Ms. Rossano both stressed the importance of leveraging technological advancements and data analytics to improve impact-based forecasting and early warning systems.