Former Inter-Agency Task Force on Disaster Reduction
Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction - Functions and responsibilities - Membership - Working groups - Discussion groups -Meeting records

 12th meeting
 22-24 November 2005
 11th meeting
 24-26 May 2005
 10th meeting
 7-8 October 2004
 9th meeting
 4-5 May 2004
 8th meeting
 5-6 November 2003
 7th meeting
 10-11 April 2003
 6th meeting
 24-25 October 2002
 5th meeting
 25-26 April 2002
 4th meeting
 15-16 November 2001
 3rd meeting
 3-4 May 2001
 2nd meeting
 10-11 October 2000
 1st meeting
 27-28 April 2000
Twelfth Session of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Disaster Reduction
22-24 November 2005, Geneva,
Palais des Nations, Conference Room XVI
List of documents
Working documents
IATF/DR-12/workdoc1 Provisional annotated agenda
IATF/DR-12/workdoc2 Provisional timetable
IATF/DR-12/workdoc3 Proposal for joint work programming and reporting on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
IATF/DR-12/workdoc4 Decisions and recommendations
IATF/DR-12/workdoc5 Summary record of discussions (to be ready after the session)
Information documents
IATF/DR-12/inf1 List of documents
IATF/DR-12/inf2 List of participants
IATF/DR-12/inf3 Information Note for the period May – November 2005
IATF/DR-12/inf4 Multi-stakeholder workshop summary report. 10-11October 2005Strengthening the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction as a tool to facilitate the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015
IATF/DR-12/inf5 Overview of proposed ISDR five-year strategic communications plan
IATF/DR-12/inf6 Report on activities of the ISDR - Platform for the Promotion of Early Warning (PPEW)
IATF/DR-12/inf7 Report on steering committee of the International Recovery Platform (IRP) and related activities
IATF/DR-12/inf8 UN-ISDR Wildland Fire Advisory Group / Global Wildland Fire Network - Summary of activities and achievements between May 2005 and November 2005
IATF/DR-12/inf9 Progress report of the Working Group on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction
IATF/DR-12/inf10 Progress report of the Working Group on Environment and Disaster Reduction
IATF/DR-12/inf11 Progress report on the matrix of commitment initiatives for the implementation of the Hyogo Framework
IATF/DR-12/inf12 Progress report on Africa Working Group
IATF/DR-12/inf13 Report of the online dialogue: assessing progress towards disaster risk reduction within the context of the Hyogo Framework
IATF/DR-12/inf14 Selection of Verbatim Statements at 60th UNGA of relevance to the ISDR system, New York, 2 November 2005
Relevant Documents
IATF/DR-11/workdoc8 Decisions and Recommendations – Eleventh Session
IATF/DR-11/workdoc9 Summary Record of Discussions – Eleventh Session
UNGA/60/180 Report of the Secretary-General on the Implementation of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR)

Item 2 : Expert Panel on transforming disaster experiences into opportunities : What recent disasters are telling us
Switzerland :
Mr Armin Petrascheck, Swiss Federal Office for Water and Geology.
He is an expert that has contributed to the development of the Swiss strategy for disaster risk reduction.
Mr Heru Prasetyo, Agency for Reconstruction and Rehabilitation set up after the Tsunami (BRR’s), Director for international & donor relation.
Mr Abid Shaban, BS Civil engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Currently with the Pakistan Institute of Architects,
With experience in supporting self help housing in remote mountainous terrain of northern Pakistan, just returned from technical assessment of building practices of house owners and public works departments.
Mr P.G. Dhar Chakrabarti, Indian Administrative Services, Executive Director, National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
Comparing the experiences and learning for policy issues from the Kashmir earthquake and the tsunami which devastated coastal parts of India.

The World Bank:
Mrs Maryvonne Plessis-Fraissard, Director, Transport and Urban Development Division, which manages the WB’s hazard management division.

Item 3 : Progress in the Implementation of the Hyogo Framework
ISDR Secretariat Transition Work Plan Toward a strengthened ISDR – July 2005 to March 2006
UNISDR Global Wildland Fire Network and the Wildland Fire Advisory Group
Johann G. Goldammer, Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)

International Workshop: Strengthening the Resilience of Local Communities in Coastal Areas to Water Related Natural Disasters - MAIN RESULTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Copenhagen 16-18 November 2005 Organised by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark in collaboration with UN-ISDR

Natural and human induced environmental hazards, International Council for Science (ICSU)
Item 4 : Work Modalities of the Revised ISDR System – Elements to be reviewed by Drafting Groups under Item 5
ISDR secretariat Work Plan Report on Progress

Work modalities of the revised ISDR system to support the implementation of Hyogo Framework- Elements to be reviewed in groups & prepare for decision Workdoc3

Item 5 : Parallel Drafting Groups
Report on Group One : An integrated work program to support the implementation of the Hyogo Framework
Mr Martin Owor, Assistant Commissioner Head of Disaster, Division Office of the Prime Minister, Uganda

Report on Group 3 : Thematic Clustering for the implementation of the Hyogo Framework
Mrs Maryam Golnaraghi, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Item 6 : Promoting disaster risk reduction anf the Hyogo Framework, and preparing annual disaster risk reduction

Proposed ISDR Five Year Strategic Communication Plan : Building a People-based Cuture of Prevention

Item 8 : Any other Business

JIU : Review on Strentghening the Role of the United Nations System in Humanitarian Assistance for Disaster Reduction and Response

Side events
1. Technical Discussion on Guidelines for Assessing Progress on Hyogo Framework
Monday 21 November 2005
Outline for participants
Hyogo Framework dialogue summary
List of Participants
Developing indicators to measure progress on HF implementation -
India Perspective - P.G. Dhar Chakrabarti
Discussion outcome brief note
2. Disaster Risk Reduction information System: an opportunity for collaboration.
Wednesday 23 November 2005
Outline for Panelist participation
Disaster risk reduction information platform
A concept paper
Towards a Disaster Risk Reduction Information Platform: An opportunity for collaboration
Information group, ISDR secretariat
UNISDR Global DRR Information Platform
Experiences and Views in the Wildland Fire Arena
Johann G. Goldammer
Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)
ISDR Global information platform on disaster risk reduction: an opportunity for collaboration
Einar Bjorgo
on behalf of Alain Retiere, UNOSAT Director
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Understanding El Niño, learning to live together…
International Research Center on El Niño, CIIFEN
3. Consultation on the design of an Implementation Guide for the Hyogo framework
Thursday 24 November 2005
Hyogo Framework for Action (HF)
Policy Implementation guide for States

Expanded Outline
14 November 2005
Guide Hyogo Framework
5. International Recovery Platform: Reporting Progress and Updates on Activities
Thursday 24 November 2005
Development of a Cross-Disaster Knowledge Management Kit to Support Better Recovery
Learning form Good Practices and Lessons
IRP Database on Post-Disaster Recovery: Good Practices and Lesson learned

International Recovery Platform
Implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action declared at the World Conference on Disaster Reduction

Briefing on the IRP Capacity Building Cluster
Development of a Cross-disaster K.M. Kit to Support Better Recovery
Learning from Good Practices and Lessons
International Recovery Platform
Learning from Disaster Recovery
International Recovery Platform (IRP) Review of Emerging Lessons