Presentation on theme: "TOWARDS A LOCAL GOVERNMENT ALLIANCE FOR DRR: FROM BARCELONA TO CHENGDU AND BEYOND Richard Davies, Leeds City Council."— Presentation transcript:
TOWARDS A LOCAL GOVERNMENT ALLIANCE FOR DRR: FROM BARCELONA TO CHENGDU AND BEYOND Richard Davies, Leeds City Council
Overview Aims of Barcelona meeting Major decisions made and outcomes from Barcelona Intervening progress Next steps
Aims of Barcelona Meeting The UNISDR posed the following questions to the first consultative meeting: Do we need a Local Government Alliance for DRR ? What would be the purpose and added value of the LGA/DRR ? What should be its objectives and activities ? What should be the incentives for participation and involvement ? What mechanisms should be developed to sustain the Alliance in the medium and long-term?
Barcelona Major Decisions & Outcomes Do we need a Local Government Alliance for DRR ? A resounding YES from delegates. Substantive progress on draft Terms of Reference for the LGA/DRR to be circulated, reviewed and further input. Agreement to set-up small Advisory Group to guide development of LGA/DRR. Agreement to prepare compilation of good practices / lessons learned by local and regional authorities in DRR.
Further Actions for UN/ISDR Secretariat Supporting the needs of the Advisory Group. Setting-up mailing list to facilitate online exchange & discussions among local & regional authorities. Facilitating access to other online services and resources provided through PreventionWeb Facilitating discussion and exchange through teleconferences and other means. Facilitating the organisation of follow-up meetings and events prior to next session of Global Platform for DRR.
Intervening Progress Draft Terms of Reference for LGA/DRR revised and circulated. Draft Roles and Responsibilities and Key Activities for the Advisory Group circulated. LGA DRR pages created on UN ISDR website. Mailing list set-up on PreventionWeb to enable information sharing Second consultative meeting set-up in Chengdu
Possible Next Steps Agree Advisory Group membership and final ToR Publicise LGA-DRR in our countries & establish what Govts doing re HFA implementation: how? Review fitness-for-purpose of ISDR website ? Determine how to begin gathering best practice Develop links with other LG networks and Latin America ? Provide inputs towards Geneva & Incheon events