Q2 I don't think its a question of upgrading the Sendai framework, I think its more about how to make the roles and responsibilities of the different stakeholders (particularly national government's) legally binding at the national level. Within the priority areas the Sendai framework does highlight the need for developing national and local frameworks of law, regulations that define roles and responsibilities, guide the public and private sectors to address disaster risks. It also talks about the need to enhance transparency (which precedes accountability) and encourages the establishment of mechanisms and incentives to ensure high levels of compliance.
Of course as in question 1 this all requires objective monitoring and reporting processes, involving an active civil society and public scrutiny from informed populations.
It also poses the question - what's the role of international organisations, notably the UNISDR who are mandated to support, follow up and review the framework, when we see no or very limited progress being made on these matters. I think if we serious in turning the Sendai framework into an action-orientated framework we need to think through what actions we can take when no progress is being made.
Q3 Methodologies related to an "all of society" notion.
GNDR supports this notion and believes good governance is a critical issue here, particularly in terms of transparency, accountability, inclusion and participation. Again, the Sendai framework appears to support this approach and GNDR along with other stakeholders need to develop partnerships, strategic alliances, develop collaborative capacities, build trust, mutuality, complementary with other actors, working across boundaries, disciplines and sectors
Q4 Development project need to be risk sensitive.
I think all private and public investments should have a "resilience marker" within the formal appraisal processes. Failure to include resilience and risk reduction consideration within project design and planning should mean the project is not approved by government officials.
In disasters-prone regions development is not sustainable if it is not resilience to extreme hazards, shocks and disturbances. At best can represents a poor return on scarce resources, at worst its paves the way for a development deathtrap. Preventing disasters starts with understanding the risk - risk assessments are a fundamental part of the process.