Planning

UNISDR's strategic planning is informed by the outcome of stakeholder consultations through regional and global platform meetings, consultations on the development of the post-2015 disaster risk reduction framework, the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, four Global Assessment Reports, the Ten Year Review of HFA implementation and the UNISDR Mandates provided by the UN General Assembly.

UNISDR follows a three-tier planning process that includes Long-term / Medium-term Strategic Planning, Biennial Work Programming and Annual Cost Planning. UNISDR's programmatic approach aims to improve coherence, focus, depth and efficiency in delivering the Results of the Strategic Framework.

The introduction of a results-based management system (RBMS) has led to improved planning, implementation and monitoring of the work programme. UNISDR follows a four tier planning process that includes development of Long-Term Vision, Medium-term Strategic Plans, Biennial Work Programmes and Annual Cost Plans. UNISDR's programme based approach aims to improve coherence, focus and effectiveness in delivering the Results of the Strategic Framework.

Long-Term Vision

UNISDR's Long-Term Vision - "Resilient People, Resilient Planet" - is to realize a world in which nations and communities are resilient to the risks of disasters and climate change, enabling them to prosper through sustainable development. The vision is guided by the global frameworks on the disaster risk reduction, the Hyogo Framework of Action 2005-2015 and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

Medium-Term Strategic Plan

The UNISDR Medium-Term Strategic Framework is developed to support the implementation of the global disaster risk reduction initiative, guided by the global disaster risk reduction frameworks (i.e. Hyogo Framework for action 2005-2015 and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030). The Medium-Term Strategic Framework sets directions by outlining Strategic Objectives, Expected Results, Results Indicators, Outputs and Main Activities to achieve its vision for the next five years.

Biennial Work Programme

The Biennial Work Programme outlines major programmes, activities and the targets against the results indicators, to achieve the expected results defined in the Medium-Term Strategic Framework, within two years.

The UNISDR Strategic Framework and the Biennial Work Programmes are regularly reviewed to accommodate new demands from the stakeholders, partners, UN System Partners and the UN General Assembly directives. The UNISDR Strategic Framework is updated every biennium, based on the outcome documents from the regional, global platforms and other stakeholder consultations from the previous biennium. The Biennial Work Programme is updated annually based on the mid-term annual monitoring report.

UNISDR Work Planning Framework

The UNISDR Work Planning Framework defines the UNISDR planning mechanism. The framework's purpose is to ensure that UNISDR’s processes, products and services contribute to the achievement of desired results: outputs, outcomes and impacts. It defines the tool to improve the design of interventions, identifying strategic elements and their interrelationships that may influence success and failure. It thus facilitates planning, execution and evaluation of UNISDR’s work.

Annual Cost Plan

The Annual Cost Plan determines the staff and activity resources required for the implementation of the Work Programmes. It further defines the budget categories, expected time-frame and implementation priorities for each regional and HQ unit office, against the work programmes. The cost plan provides the basis for resource allocations amongst all the regional and HQ unit offices.

UNISDR Strategic Framework 2016-2020 and Work Programmes 2016-2017

The development of the new Strategic Framework for 2016-2020 to guide UNISDR's work for next five years, along with the Biennial Work Programme for 2016-2017, is in process. The first draft of the framework has been developed and shared with partners for comments. The new five-year strategic plan is focussed on the UNISDR's role to support the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, adopted at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in March 2015.

Key Planning Documents

UNISDR's focal point for the Results Based Management System: Zulqarnain Majeed (majeedz(at)un.org)

Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction take place from Africa to the Pacific Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction take place from Africa to the Pacific.
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