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  • Secretariat of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and Executive Secretariat of the HFA focal point BHRC, Shahid Marvi St., Next to Farhangiyan Residential Complex, Sheikh Fazlloah Noori Highway
    1463917151 Tehran
    Iran, Islamic Rep of

    Email: hfa@bhrc.ac.ir
    Phone: +98 2188267730
    Fax: +98 2188255941
    Website: http://www.bhrc.ac.ir

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Secretariat of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and Executive Secretariat of the HFA focal point

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http://www.bhrc.ac.ir

In line with the objective of The World Conference on Disaster Reduction

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Mission

In line with the objective of The World Conference on Disaster Reduction

Disaster Reduction Goal

- Follow up of the Hyogo World Conference Framework for Action in order to achieve the final outcome and coordinating the execution of the framework
- Substantial reduction of disaster losses in human lives and in the social, economic and environmental national assets
- More effective integration of disaster risk considerations into sustainable development policies, planning and programming at all levels, with a special emphasis on disaster prevention , mitigation , preparedness and vulnerability reduction
- Developing and strengthening of institutions and capacities at all levels, in particular at the community level , that can systematically contribute to building resilience against hazards
- Systematic incorporation of risk reduction approaches into the design and implementation of affected communities

Policies and Programmes in DRR

- Coordinate the implementation and associated follow up of Hyogo World Conference Framework for Action and Yokohama Strategy and Plan of Action by involving all stake holders, including ministries, organizations, institutions, research institutes, academia and implementing agencies as well as exchange of information with ISDR Secretariat in Geneva
- Convening regular meetings with participation of representatives from ministries, organizations, institutions, implementing agencies, scientific research and specialized institutions in the country and reporting the outcome and proposed recommendations to the Disaster Management Organization for taking necessary actions and decisions.
- Providing interface with scientific and academic communities and centers as well as research institutes ranging from the national to international level , in order to make best use of capacities and research and scientific provisions for attaining reduction of risk and vulnerability.
- Creating favorable environment for achieving public participation including civil society and the private sector at the provincial and particularly local level in order to reduce risks of disasters and build community resilience against disasters , with the cooperation of governmental organizations and specialized national and international institutes.

Membership in Key Networks

- The Global Platform on DRR
- The Global Risk Forum (GFR)
- The Asian Disaster Risk Reduction, regional platform

Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional strengthening (HFA 1)

- Coordinate the implementation and associated follow up of Hyogo World Conference Framework for Action and Yokohama Strategy and Plan of Action by involving all stake holders, including ministries, organizations, institutions, research institutes, academia and implementing agencies as well as exchange of information with ISDR Secretariat in Geneva

Risk assessment and early warning systems (HFA 2)

- Prepare risk reduction programs with measurable indicators within a set time frame for regular assessment of progress, as well as determining the role of national and international players at national and local levels ( taking into account the capacity building programs for all players)

Education, information and public awareness (HFA 3)

- Coordination in drawing up public training programs mindful of the time frame and enhancing community awareness towards risk and vulnerability reduction with the cooperation of ministries, organizations, institutions, implementing agencies, through translation, compilation and publication of brochures, posters, books, periodicals, and booklets.
- Providing interface with scientific and academic communities and centers as well as research institutes ranging from the national to international level , in order to make best use of capacities and research and scientific provisions for attaining reduction of risk and vulnerability

Reducing underlying risk factors (HFA 4)

- Assessing country risk reduction status and collection of risk related information and their impacts in various disasters in a manner that would contribute to sustainable national development and risk reduction
- Update and publish the country's risk reduction national programs
- Prepare and publish national baseline assessments of the status of the disaster risk reduction and to define the role of players including scientific institutes , the civil society and NGOS

Preparedness for effective response (HFA 5)

- Creating favorable environment for achieving public participation including civil society and the private sector at the provincial and particularly local level in order to reduce risks of disasters and build community resilience against disasters , with the cooperation of governmental organizations and specialized national and international institutes
- Convening regular meetings with participation of representatives from ministries, organizations, institutions, implementing agencies, scientific research and specialized institutions in the country and reporting the outcome and proposed recommendations to the Disaster Management Organization for taking necessary actions and decisions
- Promote integrated multi-hazard risk reduction approaches and incorporating them in post-disaster sustainable development policies, planning, relief, rehabilitation and recovery

Other activities

Sharing of expertise, best practice and lessons learned

Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)

The Present Secretariat

Websites

http://www.hfa.ir
http://www.ndmo.org/HFA.aspx
http://www.bhrc.ac.ir

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  • BHRC, Shahid Marvi St., Next to Farhangiyan Residential Complex, Sheikh Fazlloah Noori Highway 1463917151 Tehran Iran, Islamic Rep of

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