Inclusive DRM: persons with disabilities and elders

25 May 2017
13:00 - 13:55
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Latin America and Caribbean Network ONG INCLUSIVA CHILE, The Nippon Foundation, School of International Service, American University and Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP)
Carlos Kaiser ( & Derrick Cogburn (
Participation: Public
Accessible: Yes
Primary floor language: English
Interpretation: No
ISL Interpretation: Yes
Live Broadcast: No
Remote Participation: Yes

Building on the SDG’s commitment to “leave no one behind,” this Side Event will focus on the challenges and opportunities of disability inclusive disaster risk reduction (DiDRR). It will explore solutions to enhance participation of persons with disabilities and elderly and aging communities in disaster risk planning. We will present research and case studies on ways to improve implementation of the Sendai Framework and other UN processes, including examples of disability inclusive responses following earthquakes, tsunamis, and other disasters in Japan, Chile and elsewhere. Speakers will provide successful strategies that enhance collaboration between governments, civil society, media, and other stakeholders.