ODI at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

22 - 26 May 2017
Side event
Description

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is the main international forum for strategic advice, coordination and partnership development for disaster risk reduction (DRR). It is also the platform for the review of progress towards the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. The conference is the world's foremost gathering of stakeholders committed to reducing disaster risk and building the resilience of communities and nations.

For a full list of what ODI's Risk and Resilience team are doing at the Global Platform, see below.

Agenda

Pre-event: Learning from history to build solutions for disaster risk management | 22 May 12:00 - 16:00 GMT -5

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Venue: Expo 8

Featuring keynote speakers from the policy and academic communities, across the natural and social sciences and humanities, this workshop asks:

  • How can we develop more effective solutions for disaster risk management?
  • How do social and economic pressures interact with ecosystem processes, environmental shocks and long-term stressors such as climate change?
  • What can we learn from historical and cultural contexts to understand and build resilience?

The workshop focuses on Mesoamerica and the Caribbean, but the approaches have relevance for building resilience in other parts of the world.

IGNITE stage: Promoting safer self-recovery after a disaster | 24 May 14:30 - 14:45 GMT -5

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Venue: Expo Center Main Foyer

This presentation identifies self-recovery drivers and barriers, drawing on case studies from the Philippines and Nepal, and aims to inform decisions about how to effectively support self-recovery and the construction of safer houses.

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IGNITE stage: Communicating climate science for disaster risk reduction decision-making | 24 May 17:15 - 17:30 GMT -5

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Venue: Expo Center Main Foyer

This presentation highlights a holistic assessment of risk that takes into account the hazard, vulnerability and exposure context to effectively inform decision-making. It also identifies how such information can help to bridge the science-communications-policy gap through multi-stakeholder partnerships.

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Side event: Enhancing the effectiveness and evaluation of risk governance across scales | 24 May 17:45 - 18:45 GMT -5

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Venue: Expo 2

The session explores three critical issues in disaster risk governance: using national frameworks to empower local governments to engage in DRM, promoting an ‘all-of-society’ approach and establishing methods for evaluating progress. Panellists discuss the enabling role of national government in fostering decentralised and local-level action to manage risks. The session examines appropriate scales, the commitment of different actors to DRM, and how to enhance capacity and coordination. Panellists share lessons on developing targets and indicators for measuring progress at national and sub-national levels and techniques for evaluating disaster risk governance.

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IGNITE stage: Disaster Risk Reduction Funding and Practice in Difficult Environments | 26 May 11:45 - 12:00 GMT -5

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Venue: Expo Center Main Foyer

The presentation introduces ODI’s latest research on the challenges of conducting Disaster Risk Reduction in difficult environments and suggests possible reasons for low levels of investment in these areas. The research draws upon case study examples from Concern Worldwide to highlight key areas of learning in this respect.

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Side event: Promoting safer buildings, schools and hospitals | 26 May 13:00 - 13:55 GMT -5

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Venue: Sunrise 9

Poorly constructed buildings are often the largest cause of death, injury and loss of assets during a disaster. SFDRR prioritises the need to 'substantially reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services, among them health and educational facilities, including through developing their resilience’. It also identifies a need to ‘Enhance disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction’. This event promotes the need for multi-stakeholder engagement, community-based approaches and partnerships to support building safer buildings, schools and hospitals, with policies and practices to reduce loss of life, assets and livelihoods.

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