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1 Review of National Platforms Process Janet Edwards Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, MSB May 20, 2013 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction Geneva, Switzerland

2 CONCEPT PAPER FOR THE REVIEW WHAT INFORMATION DO WE WANT? Role and mandate Challenges and opportunities Type of support needed Good practices Drivers for establishing National Platforms

3 CONCEPT PAPER FOR THE REVIEW WHAT MORE DO WE WANT TO KNOW? What moves governments to building a national platform? What are the expectations of governments? What are the expectation of the members? How to involve all sectors in society and the local level

4 THE INTIAL STEPS OF THE REVIEW OF NATIONAL PLATFORMS 1.Invitation from Margaret Wahlström to HFA focal points and heads of platforms 2.Establishment of Working Group (7 countries) 3.And Reference Group (20 countries) 4.Information UNISDR at the European Forum for DRR, October Sample questions from UNISDR 6.Revised questions by Working Group and the Reference Group Ecuador, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, Philippines, Senegal, Sweden

5 ORGANISATION OF THE REVIEW OF NATIONAL PLATFORMS Secretariat UNISDR Working Group Reference Group All National Platforms

6 GOALS FOR THE QUESTIONNAIRE Understandable questions Quantitative and qualitative questions Questions that could lead to policy recommendations Relatively easy to answer English (then translated to French and Spanish)

7 MORE GOALS FOR THE QUESTIONNAIRE Use current knowledge of the HFA focal point and the people in charge of the national platform Interesting enough to want to answer Minimal consultation process to reduce time required Avoid repeating the questions from the HFA Monitor national reporting On-line user friendly questionnaire Computer program for analysis functions

8 FROM QUESTIONNAIRE TO A REPORT Develop questionnaire Translated questionnaire Put it on the Web Follow-up and ask those that have not answered to do so Collect, study and analyse answers Initial draft report to Working Group and Reference Group Working Group meeting in Geneva New draft report for Global Platform

9 EXPECTED OUTCOMES OF THE PROCESS 1.Summary of the characteristics of the platforms today 2.An array of effective ways of working as a platform 3.Provide basic information about how to establish and run a successful NP 4.Input for updating the existing Guidelines for NP 5.Basis for policy recommendations for National Platforms worldwide

10 Secretariat for the Swedish National Platform for DRR Mette Lindahl-Olsson, HFA focal point Head of Unit, Natural Hazards and Critical Infrastructure Janet Edwards, international coordinator for NP Åke Svensson, national coordinator for NP


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