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ORGANIZER(S): National Disaster Management Centre (Maldives) (NDMC)
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR ONEA-GETI)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific (UNDRR AP)
Type: Training Course Date: 07 - 09 Mar 2017 Location: Maldives (Male)
The overall purpose of this National Implementation of the Sendai Framework: Development of Risk Reduction Strategies and Plans workshop is to strengthen understanding of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in coherence with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change, and the particular the role of states together with other relevant stakeholders in developing national and local disaster risk reduction strategies by 2020.
In 2014, the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action [SAMOA] Pathway, the outcome of the the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, 1-4 September 2014, Samoa, had already asserted SIDS’, inlcuding the Maldives’, commitment to disaster risk reduction:
We recognize that small island developing States continue to grapple with the effects of disasters, some of which have increased in intensity and some of which have been exacerbated by climate change, which impede their progress towards sustainable development. We also recognize that disasters can disproportionately affect small island developing States and that there is a critical need to build resilience, strengthen monitoring and prevention, reduce vulnerability, raise awareness and increase preparedness to respond to and recover from disasters.
Indeed, the Sendai Framework asserts that “given the special case of small island developing States, there is a critical need to build resilience and to provide particular support through the implementation of the SAMOA Pathway.”
The Maldives reaffirmed the nation’s commitment and requirement for coherent disaster risk reduction implementation and climate change action, also on behalf of the Alliance on Small Island States (AOSIS), in an official statement made by His Excellency Thoriq Ibrahim, Minister of Environment and Energy, Maldives, at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan, March 2015. In his statement, he affirmed that “SIDS cannot think of disaster risk reduction in isolation from climate change”, citing the IPCC warning of increased and more severe weather events as a result of climate change. He asserted that “impacts from disasters go beyond direct deaths, and have wider and disproportionate implications on socio-economic order in SIDS – affecting the livelihood and the well-being of our people.”
Overall, the training course will provide an opportunity to:
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