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1 Process and mechanics of HFA progress monitoring and Review Sujit Mohanty, UNISDR The Hyogo Framework for Action Progress Review and Reporting Framework for the Arab States Region March 29 th - 30 th, 2010 Cairo, Egypt at the Regional Centre for Disaster Risk Reduction – Training and Research

2 Outline Purpose of the review process Reflections on 2007 – 09 HFA progress review 2009 – 11 progress monitoring and review Timeframe

3 Why review and reporting? Is it important know –What are my countries disaster risks? –Are we taking necessary measures to reduce the risks? –What are the gaps and challenges in reducing the risks to disaster? –What are the areas to prioritize for risk reduction?

4 Purpose Self- assessment Assist countries in reviewing their own progress, gaps and challenges in Disaster Risk Reduction efforts Serves as a continuous feedback mechanism for the countries For the country and led by the country

5 Global HFA Review Process Africa >> Countries: 53 Completed: 19 On-going: 8 Not started: 26 Americas>> Countries: 51 Completed: 17 On-going: 6 Not started: 28 Europe >> Countries: 32 Completed: 14 On-going: 4 Not started: 14 Asia >> Countries: 42 Completed: 24 On-going: 2 Not started: 16 Oceania >> Countries: 10 Completed: 4 On-going: 4 Not started: 2 Total >> Countries: 188 Completed: 78 On-going: 24 Not started: countries participated

6 Findings from GAR 09 analysis Significant progress: HFA Priority 1, 5 Strengthening institutional capacities, systems, policies and legislation for disaster risk reduction; technical and institutional capacities for disaster preparedness, contingency plans Consistent progress: HFA Priority 2 Identification, assessment and monitoring of disaster risks; enhancement of early warning systems Weak progress: HFA Priority 3 and 4 Knowledge, innovation and education, raising awareness; in particular mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction into economic, social, urban, rural, environmental, infrastructure planning

7 Learning from process Feedback : –Global HFA monitoring survey –Regional lessons learned reports –Global Platform Chairs summary –GP Informal Plenary report –Review report of cross-cutting issues in HFA monitoring –HFA Monitor utilization study

8 Key issues and challenges Multi-stakeholder approach not common Subjective progress assessment Lack of civil society involvement Inadequate visualization of the input to HFA monitoring No means of verification for the reported status Access of the monitoring tool to regional organizations

9 2009 – 2011 review process Process enhancements: –Greater geographic coverage –Multi stakeholder involvement –Greater involvement of the civil society organizations –Alignment of local and national level progress monitoring –Incorporation of quantifiable and disaggregated indicators

10 2009 – 2011 review process Improvements in HFA monitor tool: –A set of Key Questions and Means of Verification added –Overall interaction design improved –Visualization of HFA progress input (phase 2) –Access to regional organizations (phase 2) Available ONLINE from 22 March 2010

11 Overview of the process


13 Guidance resources available A practical guide to HFA monitoring and review HFA Monitor template Frequently Asked Questions Recommended steps for progress review at the national level Indicators of progress Words Into Action Responsibilities for HFA reporting and monitoring Summary of the Hyogo Framework for Action : Building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters

14 Guidance resources available h/hyogo/hfa-monitoring/

15 The Global Assessment Report 2011

16 Overview builds on the success of GAR 2009 which was launched by the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Manama, Bahrain on 17 May 2009 overall focus will be on drivers of risk reduction and on how to address the challenges will be launched in Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, June 2011

17 Overview GAR11 components: –An enhanced analysis of global risk patterns, trends and drivers –An identification of effective strategies to reduce different segments and strata of risk –A second round of progress review ( ), against the Hyogo Framework of Action –An identification of an enabling environment for disaster risk reduction,

18 Overview coordinated by and with ISDR partners including UNEP, WMO, UNDP, the World Bank, WFP, FAO a wide range of specialized technical and academic institutions, regional intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, governments and many others.

19 Invitation to contribute Organizations from Arab region are invited to contribute Please contact: Amjad Abbashar, Regional Coordinator: or Andrew Maskrey, Coordinator, Global Assessment Report :

20 Discussion points Clarification on the overall process Views and expectations of the national focal points Views and expectations of the key stakeholders

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