Invest Prevent Promote Sustain

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MIKTA is a diverse and cross-regional grouping of powers that brings together Mexico, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Türkiye and Australia. Given the growing challenges our planet is faced with, including disasters from droughts, desertification, loss of biodiversity, food shortages, water scarcity, wildfires, and sea-level rise, MIKTA has reiterated its commitment to investing more in research, innovation and infrastructure to strengthen environmental sustainability, adaptation, and resilience against the adverse effects of climate change and disaster risks. In line with this commitment, MIKTA undertakes a joint advocacy campaign highlighting the triple benefits of investing in prevention to accelerate disaster risk reduction, protect development gains and build resilient communities.

The campaign promotes diverse local and regional examples of efforts by the MIKTA members to strengthen disaster risk resilience through investing in prevention. Through sharing of experiences and good practice, the campaign aims to strengthen global adaptation and resilience efforts and build global consensus around the need to accelerate disaster risk reduction efforts.

A Ponghang City fumigator truck is conducting COVID-19 disinfection in the city of Ocheon-eup in Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea on the afternoon of March 16, 2020.
The Republic of Korea’s disaster risk reduction strategy calls for immediate, coordinated response, followed up by ongoing oversight by a dedicated team at the appropriate level of government. Three examples show how this strategy has been activated.
Mexico, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia
Istanbul, Turkey
Strategic planning for disasters is an important pillar of strengthening disaster risk reduction. Strategic approaches provide some basic advantages.
Mexico, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia
multi-racial group of young people gathering outside in the city.
All community voices must be heard as part of disaster planning and resilience building processes – including young people. In 2020, up to 7.91 million children and young people lived in Australia, approximately 31 per cent of the population.
Mexico, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia
A busy street in the heart of Seoul in South Korea.
The Republic of Korea has experienced rapid industrialization and economic growth since the 1960s, becoming a highly urbanized and densely populated country with a complex and diversified social structure.
Mexico, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia
Two Mexican women walking in front of a yellow wall.
Mexico’s National Center for Disaster Prevention (CENAPRED) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have jointly developed a National Strategy for Resilient Communities.
Mexico, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia
Members of Baduy community must strictly follow the pikukuh when constructing a house.
As a disaster-prone country, Indonesia has long been familiar with natural hazards. Even before advanced technology arrived, our Indonesian ancestors developed their own ways to prevent and mitigate disasters – and to live in harmony with natural hazards.
Mexico, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia