Experts Advance Work on Capacity Development Strategy to Implement Sendai Framework for DRR
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A global expert meeting agreed on key elements of a Global Capacity Development Strategy to implement the Sendai Framework for DRR.

This follows the 1 March launch of the Sendai Framework Monitor, an online tool for UN Member States to report on their yearly disaster losses and DRR measures they are taking.

The meeting also considered the establishment of a DRR Capacity-building Marketplace.

15 March 2018: At a global consultation, experts developed the zero draft of a Global Capacity Development Strategy for implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). They also discussed the establishment of a DRR Capacity-building Marketplace.

A global expert meeting brought together representatives of, inter alia, governments, intergovernmental organizations, UN agencies, science and technology groups, academia, the private sector and the Capacity Development for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI), a global partnership composed of 15 UN and non-UN organizations that works towards strengthening countries’ capacities to prevent, manage and recover from the impact of disasters. CADRI members include the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

Participants agreed on key elements of a Global Capacity Development Strategy to implement the Sendai Framework for DRR. This follows the 1 March launch of the Sendai Framework Monitor, an online tool for UN Member States to report on their yearly disaster losses and DRR measures they are taking. The Global Capacity Development Strategy, available online until 31 March, will now go for a second round of regional consultations before being finalized and presented at the Global Platform for DRR in May 2019. a global partnership composed of 15 UN and non-UN organizations that works towards strengthening countries’ capacities to prevent, manage and recover from the impact of disasters

The Global Capacity Development Strategy, available online until 31 March, will now go for a second round of regional consultations before being finalized and presented at the Global Platform for DRR in May 2019.

The meeting, convened by the UN Office for DRR (UNISDR) in Geneva, Switzerland, from 14-15 March, also considered the establishment of a DRR Capacity-building Marketplace where States, organizations and other stakeholders could indicate their capacity-building needs, and choose between different capacity-building service providers. [UNISDR Press Release] [Global Expert Consultation on Zero Draft of Global Capacity Development Strategy in Support of Implementation of Sendai Framework for DRR] [CADRI Website]

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