GP2022 Learning Lab: the Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments online platform
The Learning Lab on the Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments (SFVC) online platform was held on the second day of the Global Platform 2022 on 26 May in Bali, Indonesia. The session was attended by stakeholders coming from different regions of the world representing different institutions including non-government organizations, private sector, regional organizations and governments.
Dr. Yuki Matsuoka, Head of the UNDRR Office in Japan, led the session and presented the value of the SFVC platform for stakeholders. She also provided a brief summary of the recently launched SFVC 2022 Synthesis and Analysis Report, which showcases 100 stakeholders’ commitments that have been published on the platform so far. This was followed by an intervention by Mr. Kendra Hirata, Director of CITYNET Yokohama Project Office, who shared their positive experience in using the SFVC platform. To date, his office has published seven commitments on the platform. Finally, Ms. Alyssa Holganza, Associate Programme Management Officer at the UNDRR Office in Japan, presented a step-by-step guide on how to use the SFVC platform which stakeholders could follow during the session.
The Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments (SFVC) online platform allows stakeholders to inform the public about their work on DRR. The SFVC online platform is a useful tool to know who is doing what and where for the implementation of the Sendai Framework, which could foster potential collaboration among stakeholders. All stakeholders (private sector, civil society organizations, academia, media, local governments, etc.) working on DRR can submit their commitments and report on their progress and deliverables. Good practices and achievements will be highlighted through the online platform.