Localizing the Sendai Framework: a Global Approach for Resilient Cities
- City of Geneva (with United Cities and Local Government)
- Saskia Carusi; Mirna Abu Ata
The panel discussion will deal with the role of local governments and their associations in the localization process of the Sendai Framework. A particular focus shall be laid on the changing the paradigm in DRR from a prevention and preparedness approach to a “build back resilient” one. Local governments are not just at the forefront of DRR but are also critical actors when it comes to the implementation and achievement of global agendas like SDGs or the Sendai Framework.
The discussion will further highlight the key challenges of cities and regions when preparing for, reacting to, and recovering from crises. Hereby, the diversity of local governments will be considered and good practices and solutions from different local realities will be showcased.
The session aims to encourage a learning process through the exchange of different local strategies. Moreover, the debate will facilitate the comprehension and the dialogue among local governments, principal donors and other stakeholders.