risk reduction involves a complex set of issues from political
commitment to community actions, from technical know-how to development
policies. The proposed framework, to be discussed under topic 2,
seeks to identify and build a common understanding of the key elements
of effective disaster risk reduction. In dealing with this topic,
comments made last week in relation to the nature, function and
audience of the framework should be kept in mind. Comments on the
limitations of such an organizing tool are also to be considered.
In responding to the questions, we encourage participants to also
reflect on each others' contributions.
Participants are reminded that the last days of the online conference
will allow us to come back to the issues around future steps
to improve and operationalize the framework.
For discussion and comments:
Please refer to the draft disaster risk reduction framework. (http://www.unisdr.org/dialogue/basicdocument.htm)
- Do the
proposed five thematic areas (appearing in color) and their
associated components (first column) capture the fundamental
elements of disaster risk reduction?
- Do the
proposed characteristics (second column) adequately describe
the themes and components?
comment on substance as well as order and language.