This issue of Southasiadisasters.net focuses on the ‘Implementing Cancun Agenda in South Asia' and highlights the important concerns which the Global Platform should address to achieve resilience outcomes. The chief themes highlighted in this issue include the need for good subnational plans, a renewed focus on cities in terms of resilient housing and extreme weather events, leveraging of technology to help the marginalized and use and challenges of localized planning in achieving the mandate of SFDRR.
As the 6th edition of this important platform, GPDRR 2017 can pave the way for a stronger and more sustainable movement to reduce disaster risk worldwide that leads to increased responsibility for strengthening resilience to disasters.
This issue's contents includes: (i) Implementing Cancun Agenda in South Asia; (ii) DRR Roadmap of Bihar: Global Learning Opportunities; (iii) LOCALISATION: Where Are the National Actors in the Debate?; (iv) Planning and Recovery in Nepal: Key Local Concepts; (v) Drought Policy in India: An Alternative Paradigm; (vi) Risk Reduction in Informal Housing within Cities through Digital Tools; (vii) Crop Insurance for Better Uptake; (viii) Increasing Resilience through Build Back Better; (ix) Urban Disaster Risk Reduction in Humanitarian Response; (x) Why there can be no Universal Minimum Standards for Cities!; (xi) Heatwave in Jabalpur: A View; and (xii) The Role of Architects in Building Urban Disaster Resilience.