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    Date: 21 - 23 Aug 2017
    Country: Ghana
    City/State: Accra

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International Workshop on the Implementation of the Sendai Framework on DRR in Africa: Lessons Learned from the 2017 Global Platform

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Gravitazz Institute for Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management (GIDREM)

Type: Training Course Date: 21 - 23 Aug 2017 Location: Ghana (Accra)

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (SFDRR) is a 15-year, voluntary, non-binding instrument which recognizes that the State has the primary role to reduce disaster risk but that the responsibility should be shared with other stakeholders including local governments, the private sector, international ogranisations and others. SFDRR aims at “the substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries”.

About the workshop

The Gravitazz Sendai Workshops is a string of workshops organised by Gravitazz Institute for Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management. The workshops target Sub-Saharan African countries and aim at supporting country stakeholders in integrating the SFDRR into their national policies and programmes.

The workshop will allow participants to:

  • Receive a practical understanding of the SFDRR and related instruments (e.g. 2016 Mauritius Programme of Action, African Union Strategy for DRR);

  • Reflect on national policies, framework and strategies, and how they can be effectively aligned to the SFDRR in order to achieve the goals and targets set for 2030;

  • Learn about the importance of data and monitoring of the Sendai targets through relevant existing indicators; Highlight the links between the SFDRR and other global instruments and frameworks related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to Climate Change Adaptation

Recognizing the importance of the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, this edition of the Workshop will focus on the Lessons Learned from this high-level event.

Who should attend

The Sendai Workshops are aimed at disaster management practitioners, government officials and policy makers from Disaster Management Agencies as well as partners of Government, including UN agencies and NGOs with a direct interest in DRR. They can also be organised for relevant line ministries and focus on the links between the SFDRR and a certain thematic e.g. health, environment.

Fee information:

The course fee of $800 per participant covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits. Please kindly note that we offer a discount for groups of at least five individuals. All participants will additionally cater for their travel expenses, accommodation, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses. Accommodation and shuttle services can be arranged upon request. Gravitazz will also provide invitation letters for the trainings should it be necessary.

How to register

In order to register please contact:

Mr Maurice Kande at or

Or please use our Online Registration Form at 

Deadline to register: 14 August 2017

For more details about the Sendai Workshops please consult an attachment.

Event website:

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