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1 A Framework to Guide and Monitor Disaster Reduction Online-Conference

2 Why we need a Framework? Show interdependence of DR with sustainable development, environmental management & poverty alleviation Harmonize what we mean by DR and speak the same language for global advocacy Develop a comprehensive Action Framework Identify gaps and commit to critical areas with less progress/ attention Monitor progress in DR systematically and regularly A Global convention

3 Retrospect ISDR/UNDP work to develop the framework and its use (March-May) Informal consultations with technical experts (e.g. Provention, WG3, early warning advisory group, drought discussion group) On-line conference for broad based consultation (August-September)

4 The On-line Conference Framework content and structure Use of Framework Users and contributors Technical and political challenges Next steps to further develop the Framework



7 What is in the framework? Thematic Areas CharacteristicsGoals/Targets 1. Political Commitment and Institutional Aspects (Governance) 2. Risk Identification 3. Knowledge Management 4. Risk Management Applications Environmental management Social/economic development practices Physical/technical measures 5. Emergency Mgt. & Preparedness

8 Comments by Participants Regarded as very useful and timely Unanimous endorsement of the content with minor modifications recommended A solid basis for an agreed convention, an organizing tool to guide action and monitor progress Possibility for global application at all levels

9 Use of Framework To….. Guide political advocacy & practical action Reveal multidimensional, inter-disciplinary and multi-hazard nature of DR Highlight priority areas for capacity building Develop goals and targets to monitor progress and achievements in DR Assist with determining roles & responsibilities of actors Increase commitment & accountability through monitoring

10 Users The Framework is relevant for all actors in disaster risk reduction: National decision makers & planners Local actors, e.g. NGOs, local authorities, civil society, trade/labor unions The United Nations & other international and regional organizations in development Research community

11 Challenges Political interest and endorsement Ownership and buy-in Marketing strategy and selling Consensus of the stakeholders on priorities Resources to support implementation

12 Next Steps Thematic and regional consultations to refine content, develop goals and targets and promote use Political consultations to ensure ownership and commitment Use Framework to review progress since Yokohama for 2005 second WCDR Shape global priority goals and targets to be endorsed at the WCDR

13 After WCDR Framework will be used to: Generate international support for goals and targets Monitor goals & targets globally Establish national baselines on the state of risk reduction against goals and targets agreed to at second WCDR Determine gaps and priority areas for action Elaborate national plans of implementation Report periodically on progress (national and global)

14 How can the Task Force support this to WCDR? Designate a small advisory group Indicate relevant thematic/regional events Help in marketing with your constituencies Identify the political champions

15 As one on line participant said: It is your framework - make it yours !

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