Launch: A Strategic Approach to Capacity Development for Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
- Sanjaya Bhatia; Sarah Wade-Apicella
UN Member States have identified capacity development for DRR as a critical gap in the effective and sustained implementation of the Sendai Framework. Since the 2017 Global Platform in Mexico, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction led a consultation process to formulate of a better coordinated and sustained approach to DRR-specific capacity development, in collaboration with UN Member States and other stakeholders. The resulting Strategic Approach to Capacity Development document was further refined during sessions at Regional Platforms throughout 2018.
Within the goal for “A Vision of Risk-Informed Sustainable Development by 2030”, the Strategic Approach provides advice on the capacity development principles, roles and responsibilities of various DRR stakeholders, and focus areas.
This session will:
• Generate awareness and commitments to implementing the Strategic Approach (e.g. through implementation in the UNDAF, or regional / organizational approach, a DRR Market Place, national or local DRR Capacity Development Strategies, etc.)
• Launch the Strategic Approach
Mr. Magnus Hagelsteen, Programme Director, Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation, Lund University
Ms. Augusta Maita, Director General, National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC), Mozambique
Ms. Natasa Holcinger, Senior Advisor in Preventive Measures, Civil Protection Directorate, Disaster Risk Reduction Sector, Ministry of the Interior, Croatia
Ms. Sayanaa Lkhagvasuren, Chief of Staff and Senior Adviser to Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia, Mongolia
Mr. Ronald Jackson, Executive Director, CDEMA
Ms. Chloe Demrovsky, President & CEO, Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI)