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Civil Society/NGOs

The role of civil society and/or non-governmental organizations in advocating disaster risk reduction, particularly to the international community, local and national government, and in strengthening capacities to reduce community risk and vulnerability from natural hazards.

by UNISDR, (left to right) Major Groups representatives meet with Margareta Wahlstrom, UNISDR Head, Maria Veronica Bastias Gonzalez, NGOs, Akiko Domoto, Women's Groups, Fatimetou Mint Abdel Malick, local authorities, Galina Angarova, Indigenous Peoples, and Sam Johnson, Youth and Children.

Civil society calls for inclusive DRR

15 Jul 2014, UNISDR

The Major Group is calling for an international science advisory mechanism for disaster risk reduction which would focus on issues such as the special needs of least developed countries and small island developing states, evidence-based approaches and education...

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 1.3 [PDF, 114Kb]Community Participation and decentralisation is ensured through the delegation of authority and resources to local levels
  • Indicator 3.2 [PDF, 116Kb]School curricula , education material and relevant trainings include disaster risk reduction and recovery concepts and practices
  • Indicator 3.4 [PDF, 102Kb]Countrywide public awareness strategy exists to stimulate a culture of disaster resilience, with outreach to urban and rural communities

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