Delivering Disaster Risk Reduction in Contexts Affected by Fragility, Conflict, Insecurity and Violence
- Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)
- Saskia Carusi; Mirna Abu Ata
Disasters are not conflict-neutral. Fragility, conflict, insecurity, and violence influence where and when disasters happen. Despite growing knowledge about the complex interplay between drivers of disasters and conflict, discussions on the subject are often missing from global dialogues. There is a need to promote the importance of DRR in these contexts in international agendas and to raise awareness of the challenges for implementation. This requires deliberate laws and policies, special support in the design, delivery and monitoring of local and national DRR strategies in a conflict-sensitive manner, as well as a concerted effort by local, national and international actors to achieve the seven goals of the Sendai Framework. This session aims to present and discuss viable and appropriate DRR solutions (tools, methods and appropriate institutional setups) in these contexts, particularly around sub-national conflicts, drawing on a diversity of perspectives, experiences and lessons.