National and Local Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies Pave the Way for Action by All

25 May 2017
09:00 - 11:00
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Organizer(s)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
Contact
Ms. Sahar Safaie ([email protected])
Ms. Shoko Arakaki ([email protected])
Participation: Public
Accessible: Yes
Primary floor language: English
Interpretation: Yes [AR, ZH, EN, FR, RU, ES]
ISL Interpretation: Yes
Live Broadcast: Yes
Remote Participation: Yes

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 – 2030 marks a crucial shift from managing disasters to managing risk and establishes resilience-building as a common denominator of the 2030 Agenda. Coherence and linkages between implementation of disaster risk reduction strategies, sustainable development planning, and climate change adaptation are critical to ensure efficient use of information and resources for robust decision making, planning, and investing in building a resilient future.
To pave the way for implementation and investment in reducing disaster risk, the Sendai Framework Target (e) calls for “substantially increase the number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies by 2020”. While around 75 percent of the countries globally have some sort of national level disaster risk reduction legislation, strategy or plan, it is observed that not all of these are actionable and meet the requirements for achieving the Sendai Framework goal of preventing new and reducing existing disaster risk.

The plenary session focuses on how to achieve this ambitious target which requires the strong commitment and involvement of political leadership in every country and involvement of all stakeholders at all levels. In particular, this session will use successful country examples to provide evidence and guidance to the development of comprehensive and effective national and local disaster risk reduction strategies that are aligned with the recommendations of the Sendai Framework. The session will focus on governance, including integration of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into development planning, and will address important elements of capacity building and financial resources for implementation of disaster risk reduction strategy.

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National and Local Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies Pave the Way for Action by All