discussion and comment:
benchmarks (and indicators) would you suggest to monitor progress and
accomplishment in each thematic area of the Framework? Please
add, change or modify.
can progress or accomplishments in disaster risk reduction
be monitored and measured? What actions and activities would
methods and tools would you suggest to measure and record progress and
accomplishments (qualitative and quantitative)? What methodological problems can be expected?
political challenges do you foresee in reaching globally agreed benchmarks?
What political challenges do you foresee in monitoring and measuring progress with them?
- Do you
know of any similar initiatives or examples that can help us
in developing the benchmarks and indicators?
disaster risk reduction framework.
Many examples of attempts to develop benchmarks
and related indicators on this subject show that complex issues
need to be
considered. One of the short-term need where such a commonly
agreed upon set of benchmark would be crucial, is the development
of a "roadmap" or plan of action to guide disaster
risk reduction in the future. This will be considered during
the comprehensive review in 2003-2004 of the Yokohama
strategy and plan of action of 1994.
This review, requested by members States in UN General Assembly,
is expected to culminate in the adoption of a programme of action
2005-2015 to be discussed at the second World Conference on Disaster
Risk Reduction (tentatively 18-22 January 2005, Kobe-Hyogo, Japan)
which should lead to increased political commitment to achieving
agreed benchmarks and place disaster risk reduction closer to the
sustainable development monitoring.
Topic 3 will focus on how disaster risk reduction can be recorded
and measured. Very tentative elements to trigger the discussion
on criteria for benchmarks are provided in the draft framework.