Regional Platforms

Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction

Regional Platforms are multi-stakeholder forums that reflect the commitment of governments to improve coordination and implementation of disaster risk reduction activities while linking to international and national efforts.

Inter-governmental collaboration is key to addressing disaster risk reduction at a regional level.

Regional platforms provide a forum for all those engaged in disaster risk reduction to showcase practical applications for disaster risk reduction, exchange experience and develop joint statements, strategies and action plans, which guide decision makers and practitioners.

UNISDR's regional offices serve as the supporting secretariat for regional platforms.

The Full ListFind the most update-to-date events, meetings and outcome documents for regional platforms on PreventionWeb

Regional platforms for disaster risk reduction evolved steadily over the life of the 2005-2015 Hyogo Framework. In the final years of the Hyogo Framework, platform participants called for stronger recognition of regional mechanisms to implement and oversee disaster risk reduction. Risks and vulnerabilities go beyond national boundaries and hence often need to be addressed across borders. In the post-2015 Sendai Framework era, regional platforms remain a key opportunity to tackle trans-boundary issues around disaster prevention and preparedness, provide leadership and direction, and propose solutions to address disaster risk and to build the resilience of communities and nations.


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