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1 The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP/DRR) Lars Bernd, Programme Officer National Platforms ISDR Secretariat, Geneva Meeting of European National Platforms and Focal Points for DRR, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, 7 May 2007

2 Increasing vulnerability & changing nature of some hazards (new challenges) Increased demand for support and capacity- building Need for greater inclusiveness, more coherence & coordination More political space and funding Part of efforts to build a strengthened ISDR system to better respond to: What is the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction?

3 Our objective: To reduce disaster risk, worldwide, focusing on nations and communities The instrument: Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015 The vehicle: A strenghtened ISDR system - movement + another milestone to build a « Risk reduction movement »

4 A meeting of DRR practitioners convening for the first time as Global Platform from 5-7 June 2007 (in Geneva) 400+ Delegates representing: Governments, UN agencies, Int. financial institutions, Regional bodies, Civil society, Private sector and Scientific and academic communities. Expected to become the main global forum for all stakeholders involved in disaster risk reduction

5 A step - to install a regularity of meetings: Global Platform convening biannually (2007, 2009,...) Regional consultations on even number years (2008, 2010,...) + Annual UN General Assembly committee meetings on DRR - to systematically monitor progress: Review of national reports on Hyogo Framework implementation

6 1. Raise awareness on reducing disaster risk: Increase the profile of DRR as part of development and climate change adaptation, recognising that it is everybodys business and must be a multi-stakeholder undertaking, with Governments playing a central role Reiterate the commitment of policy and decision-makers to implement the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005-2015) 2. Share experience: Learn from good practice Provide practical guidance for nations and communities to reduce disaster risk. What are the objectives of the Global Platforms first session?

7 3. Guide the ISDR system: Assess progress made in implementing the Hyogo Framework, identify obstacles, critical problems and emerging issues that must be addressed to speed up national and local implementation Enhance cooperation and concerted action by the international community to support national and local implementation of disaster risk reduction including identification of priorities for the ISDR system for 2008- 2009.

8 Expected outcome of the first session of the Global Platform 1.Identify a variety of options to pursue the Hyogo Frameworks Strategic Goals and to implement its five Priorities of Action 2.Provide findings and recommendations drawing on experiences in implementing the Hyogo Framework so far. 3.Contribute to enhanced cooperation and information sharing on national needs helping to improve international support mechanisms 4.Identify priorities for the ISDR system for 2008-2009 Those elements will be summarised in a report and constitute the basis for the UN Secretary-Generals report to the General Assembly

9 Ministerial statements and high level panels to increase policy makers awareness & commitment (1st day) Plenary meeting to monitor progress, identify gaps and develop guidance for ISDR system partners (1st & 3rd days) Workshops and poster sessions, to exchange experience and lessons to be learnt in specific priority areas (2nd day) Parallel meetings and side events (all 3 days, plus day before and after) Global Platform Structure

10 High-level dialogue to consider the urgency for all stakeholders to engage in DRR 1.Reducing disaster risk through the Hyogo Framework as a key strategy for adaptation to climate change 2.The growing risks in mega-cities and urban areas 3.Making the economic, social and political case for disaster risk reduction policy Global Platform Day 1

11 Session Workshops Technical discussions on key thematic priorities focusing on national and local implementation of DRR Opportunity to exchange good practices, lessons learnt and provide guidance around a given subject area Structured to provide a set of recommendations to support the implementation of the ISDR. Divided into two agenda items: 1.Disaster Risk Reduction as a National Priority: Exchange of Experience Among Countries and Organizations on Different Institutional Options and Processes that Lead to Change; 2.Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction into Sector Agendas Global Platform Day 2

12 Global Platform Day 2 Session Workshops National Mechanism WorkshopSectoral Workshops National Platforms – National Coordinating mechanisms (Organisation facilitated by: NPs + ISDR Secr) Policy and legis- lation for sustain. DRR (UNDP) Mainstrea -ming DRR in PRSPs and National Develop- ment Instru- ments (WB) From national framework s to local implemen -tation (ProVention Secret.) Education and safer schools (UNESCO) Health and health care centres (WHO) Environ- ment and Ecosystem Manage- ment (UNEP) Disaster Prepared- ness (UN-OCHA)

13 Plenary meetings Focus on monitoring progress (HFA progress reports) Review findings of workshop sessions Identify gaps, opportunities and priorities for further action by ISDR system partners Global Platform Day 3

14 Side events and Parallel meetings Side events: Recovery, Global Wildland Fire Monitoring Network, Implementing the HFA in the Caribbean – Focus on NPs, Reducing DR and Building resilience to disasters in cities, Networking for drought risk reduction, Satellite Imagery and GIS for DRR at local level, PLANAT – 10 yrs of experience, … Parallel meetings: Media training on prevention and climate change, Global NGO network meeting, PPP meeting with WEF, Regional discussions Asia, Launch of CADRI, …

15 Potential contribution to the Global Platform High-level national delegation High-level resource person or functionary for Day 1 dialogue on the rationale for investments in DRR, climate change and DRR or urban risk Contribution through case studies or chairmanship to the workshops on Day 2 Contribution as resource person and/or with case studies to side events and open parallel sessions Poster presentations, display of publications …

16 Thank you

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