Supporting Disaster Risk Reduction
UNISDR's regional office for Europe engages in the following tasks and activities to support international efforts for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and the Sendai Framework implementation
Central European Disaster Prevention Forum (CEUDIP)
The Forum is exchanging information on the status of disaster prevention institutions and activities in early warning, media role, legislation, education and other subjects. It also intends to assist in the coordinated activities by international bodies such as the UNISDR, World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and some NGOs.
Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South Eastern Europe (DPPI SEE)
In November 2000, the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe launched the “Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative” (DPPI) in an effort to contribute to the development of a cohesive regional strategy for disaster preparedness and prevention for its 12 member States (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia and Turkey). The DPPI has been conceived as an activity that seeks to provide a framework for South Eastern European nations to develop programs and projects leading to strengthened capabilities in preventing and responding to natural and man-made disasters. It also brings together donor countries and international governmental and non-governmental organizations to coordinate ongoing activities and identify unmet needs in order to improve the efficiency of national disaster management systems within the regional cooperation framework.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)
The GFDRR is a unique long-term global partnership under the ISDR system established to develop and implement the HFA through a coordinated program for reversing the trend in disaster losses by 2015. The GFDRR complements and reinforces ongoing efforts of ISDR stakeholders in disaster reduction. It facilitates ownership by developing countries and augments the volume and effectiveness of donor partner support in disaster reduction.
The GFDRR’s mission is to mainstream disaster reduction and climate change adaptation in country development strategies, such as poverty reduction strategies (PRSs), country assistance strategies (CASs), United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAFs), and National Adaptation Plans of Action (NAPAs), to reduce vulnerabilities to natural hazards. At the national and local levels, it also includes other sectoral development strategies that low- or middle-income countries may undertake to alleviate poverty and address sustainable growth.
The GFDRR’s mission is also to foster and strengthen global and regional cooperation among various stakeholders under the ISDR system, such as low- and middle-income country governments, international financial institutions (IFIs), UN agencies, research and academic institutions, intergovernmental organizations, civil society organizations (CSOs), and the private sector, to leverage country systems and programs in disaster reduction and recovery.
To find out more, please visit: : http://www.unisdr.org/eng/partner-netw/wb-isdr/wb-isdr.htm
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) is one of the key forums in which the major bilateral donors work together to increase the effectiveness of their common efforts to support sustainable development. The DAC Network on Environment and Development Co-operation (ENVIRONET) focuses on environmental issues at the interface of development co-operation and environment.
HCFDC is a nonprofit organization, headquartered in Paris, France. As an independent think tank, HCFDC conducts research and analysis on global security issues and new solutions towards a resilient society. Founded in 1982, long headed by Maurice Schumann, HCFDC is an exchange platform bringing together elected members, citizens associations, experts, industries and critical infrastructure operators. Jean-René Lecerf, Senator, is the current President of HCFDC. In close relationship with relevant actors in the field of internal security and domestic preparedness (public and private), HCFDC facilitates contacts and provides them with an open forum to discuss and shape future initiatives. HCFDC holds influential events and organizes many activities: symposiums, monthly breakfast debates in the French Senate, Webinars, training courses and awards. With the objective of raising leaders awareness and responsiveness, HCFDC has set up a year-round training course entitled « Resilience and Societal Security » which brings together around 50 participants and focuses on major threats and risks, and emergency and crisis management.
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