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Implementation Guide for Disaster Preparedness for Effective Response - Sendai Framework priority 4

This series of practical ‘how-to’ guides will elaborate steps for the use of existing guidelines in line with the disaster risk management approach required for Sendai Framework Implementation to enhance preparedness for disaster response, and elaborate recommendations where gaps are identified. Relevant case studies will be shared.

Contact: Sarah Wade-Apicella (

Call for Contributions

  • Contribute to the implementation guide on preparedness for effective response (Priority 4)

    Concept note

    The Sendai Framework emphasizes the need for a shift from disaster management to disaster risk management, rather than reactive response. However, it continues to place a high priority on disaster preparedness for response and Member States articulated the need to maintain this focus. As part of this, there is increasing recognition for interoperability and shared understanding of disaster risk-aware preparedness among local, national, regional and international responders.

    View concept note and contact details [PDF]

WCDRR Working sessions


Country/Organization Goal Scope Title
Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) Goal 1 - Risk prevention Global International Wildfire Preparedness Mechanism (IWPM)
Paryavran Pratham Goal 3 - Strengthening resilience Regional Disasters: Preparedness & Planning leading to Safe, Resilient and Happy communities.
Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunter Centre (PBV) Goal 3 - Strengthening resilience National Household Disaster Preparedness Planning Workshop
Society of Fire and Disaster Emergency Community Conflict Agency Goal 3 - Strengthening resilience National Youth In Disaster Risk Reduction And Environmental Preparedness Resilience Ambassadors
Give2Asia & the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction Goal 3 - Strengthening resilience Local Support for Disaster Preparedness & Resiliency in Asia

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