Promoting safer buildings, schools and hospitals

26 May 2017
13:00 - 13:55
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ODI, Save the Children, Australia, Mexican Institute of Social Security
John Twigg (
Emma Lovell ( )
Participation: Public
Accessible: Yes
Primary floor language: English
Interpretation: No
ISL Interpretation: No
Live Broadcast: No
Remote Participation: No

Poorly constructed buildings are often the largest cause of death, injury and loss of assets during a disaster. SFDRR prioritises the need to 'substantially reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services, among them health and educational facilities, including through developing their resilience’. It also identifies a need to ‘Enhance disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction’. This event promotes the need for multi-stakeholder engagement, community-based approaches and partnerships to support building safer buildings, schools and hospitals, with policies and practices to reduce loss of life, assets and livelihoods.