‘National HFA Monitor’ is an online tool to capture the information on progress in HFA, generated through the multi-stakeholder review process. The primary purpose of the tool is to assist countries to monitor and review their progress and challenges in the implementation of disaster risk reduction and recovery actions undertaken at the national level, in accordance with the Hyogo Framework's priorities.
The tool has been designed and coordinated by the UNISDR secretariat and is hosted on PreventionWeb. Inputs to the online tool will lead to the generation of comprehensive National Progress Reviews for the period 2011-2013. These reviews give countries easy access to its disaster risk information and allow the monitoring of trends in progress over the years.
This is facilitated by an analytical tool which enables:
- governments to initiate specific searches and analyses of historical reporting that it has generated since 2008; and
- customized search and analysis of all public domain reports by disaster risk reduction stakeholders.
Countries will also have the additional option to include feedback from local governments as part of the review, through the Local Government Self-Assessment Tool (LG-SAT) that has been developed for this purpose.
The online National HFA Monitor tool has been accessible by designated national authority/ HFA focal points since May 2008. The designated focal points are assigned a new user id and password from the UNISDR secretariat to initiate the progress review process for 2011-2013. National focal points are encouraged to involve multiple stakeholders in the progress review process.
When working online is inconvenient, you may download a Microsoft Word ‘National HFA Monitor’ sample template from the ‘Key documents’ section of your country page via PreventionWeb.
The sample template replicates, to the extent possible, the online National HFA Monitor tool. Please download it and familiarize yourself with the requirements in advance of accessing the National HFA Monitor online tool.
The national focal points are encouraged to use this as a working format to undertake national multi-stakeholder consultation processes to review progress and challenges in the implementation of risk reduction and recovery actions. The template will help the national coordinating authority to discuss and record inputs from various partners in a systematic manner.
The National HFA Monitor templates will be available to download from PreventionWeb in 6 languages - Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
Recommended steps for the review process
The recommended steps for carrying out the National HFA progress review process through a multi stakeholder
engagement process is illustrated below. The first phase is focused on preparing the 'Interim' report
that will be included in all synthesis and analysis for the regional reports and the Global Assessment
Report 2013. The second phase activities aim towards updating the report and sharing it
at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2013 to be held in Geneva.
Step 1: Identification of relevant stake holders
Step 2: Setting up working groups in different priority areas
Step 3: Convening multi stakeholder meetings/ workshops
Step 4: Assembling all inputs from the working groups
Step 5: Inputting all validated information in the National HFA monitor system
Step 6: Reviewing the 'Interim' report with the working groups
Step 7: Sharing the information as an 'Interim Report'
Step 8: Continuing the update of information in the report
Step 9: Finalizing the report with the stakeholder group
Step 10: Sharing the 2011-2013 'Final Report' through the National HFA monitor
National HFA Monitor is LIVE on 31 Mar 2012 via PreventionWeb, for countries to start the self-assessment of their progress in implementation of disaster risk reduction actions for the biennium 2011-2013.
Guidance and Contacts
User guidance and technical assistance notes for the National HFA Monitor is available on PreventionWeb.
For further guidance and queries on the National HFA monitoring process and the online tool, please contact your UNISDR regional office focal points:
- Location: Geneva
Coordinator, HFA Progress: Marc GORDON
We hope the National HFA Monitor tool will be of assistance to your mission of reducing disaster risk at all levels!