Progress Made in Implementing Sendai Framework - Global and Regional Perspectives
- Amjad Abbashar (firstname.lastname@example.org); Florentina Debling (email@example.com)
Global and Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) are crucial multi-stakeholder mechanisms that support the implementation of the Sendai Framework. Regional Platforms play a major role in policy setting and in the identification of DRR challenges and gaps that are informed by exchanges of good practices and lessons identified. Working closely with the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, regional intergovernmental organizations play an important role in promoting DRR through such platforms. Importantly, Global and Regional Platforms for DRR are mutually supportive, and are essential for building coherence across development agendas to ensure that they are risk informed.
Informed by the 2018 Regional Platforms outcomes, this high-level interactive dialogue provided an overview of progress and challenges in implementing the Sendai Framework at the regional level. Achievements made in DRR governance and the adoption of national and local disaster risk reduction strategies (Target (e) implementation) were highlighted. Regionally-experienced DRR practitioners commented on specific efforts to implement the Sendai Framework. The dialogue seeks to provide concrete recommendations to overcome identified challenges in order to accelerate action in implementing the Sendai Framework and a risk-informed development approach for the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.
Malini Mehra, Chief Executive, GLOBE International
Kirsi Madi, Director, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Ulziisaikhan Enkhtuvshin, Deputy Prime Minister Mongolia
Feliks Tsolakyan, Minister of Emergency Situations Armenia
Edoardo Rixi, Undersecretary to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport
Eduardo José González Angulo, Director of National Disaster Recovery Unit Colombia
Walid Doudech, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Tunisia to the United Nations Office at Geneva and specialized institutions in Switzerland, Tunisia
High-Level Dialogue 1