National and Local Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies - Bringing Together Action at all Levels
- Sanjaya Bhatia (firstname.lastname@example.org); Mutarika Pruksapong (email@example.com)
2020 is the deadline for all Member States to have authored their national and local DRR strategies. This working session emphasized the urgency to achieve Target (e) and presented an opportunity to share national and local level experiences in formulating disaster risk reduction strategies, and offer technical recommendations for facilitating and speeding up this process.
Key questions included:
1. What actions need to be taken to develop DRR strategies that also contribute to coherent implementation of the Paris Agreement and the SDGs?
2. How can linkages between national and local level DRR strategies be ensured? What were the key enabling factors? And what are the good practices and lessons learned?
Expected outcomes were be to understand what practical steps are urgently needed to accelerate developing DRR strategies, and
• good practices, prerequisites, enabling factors, and recommendations for development, and eventual implementation of the strategies.
The session encouraged other national and local governments to develop DRR strategies, which can also be inclusive, and coherent with other development agendas.
Kimio Takeya, Distinguished Technical Advisor to the President of Japan International Cooperation Agency and Visiting Professor of International Research Institute of Disaster Science at Tohoku University
Kathy Oldham, Head of Civil Contingencies and Chief Resilience Officer, Greater Manchester Combined Authority United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Kawsu Barrow, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer National Disaster Management Agency Gambia
Nataša Holcinger, Expert in Preventive Measures Croatian Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction Croatia
Dale Sands, Founder of MD Sands Consulting Solutions, President of The Village of Deer Park, Illinois
Jorgelina Hardoy, Senior Researcher and Project Coordinator at International Institute for Environment and Development — America Latina
Working Session National and Local DRR Strategies (Target E)