Type: Training Course Date: 13 Oct 2020 Location: Online event
Webinar Risk Governance in the context of Systemic Risk in the Americas and the Caribbean - International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
UNDRR - Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Date: Tuesday, October 13th. 9:00 a.m. (Panama time).
The United Nations General Assembly has designated 13 October as International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction to promote a global culture of disaster risk reduction. It is an opportunity to acknowledge the progress being made toward reducing disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods, and health in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 adopted at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan in March 2015.
In 2016, the UN Secretary-General launched “The Sendai Seven Campaign” to promote each of the seven targets over seven years. The 2020 target is Target E: “Substantially increase the number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies by 2020” which lays the foundation for the implementation of the Sendai Framework and is closely linked with Priority for Action 2: “Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk.” Although not explicit in the target as such, the strategies and plans should search to incorporate and provide for the approaches and focuses signed on to in the SENDAI agreement, including those relating to systemic risk and consideration of new types of disaster hazard in a multi-hazard framework.
In keeping with the Day’s focus on the impact that disasters have on people’s lives and wellbeing, this year’s theme is about conveying the message that many disasters can be avoided or prevented if there are disaster risk reduction strategies in place to manage and reduce existing levels of risk and to avoid the creation of new risk and that these must be fully cognizant and sensitive to the systemic, complex and concatenated nature of much disaster risk today. What that amounts to is “good disaster risk governance” And this will require continuous evolution and improvement in the risk management systems available to different countries.
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