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Implementation of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
Nov 28, 2015

The eight Ministers of Asian countries including China, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Mongolia and India participated in a meeting held in New Delhi. The meeting prepared a regional roadmap for disaster risk reduction for the Asian region. The meeting was co-chaired by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju and United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction Ms. Margaretta Wahlstrom. 

Soon after the Asian Ministers Meeting, the second Asian Partnership on Disaster Reduction (IAP) meeting of delegates, sponsored by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and Government of India was held.

  • The main focus of the three-day IAP meeting was to discuss the substantive preparation of the Asia Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) to be held in New Delhi on November 14-17 next year. 

  • The IAP meeting also provided an opportunity to discuss substantive issues related to the implementation of the Sendai framework at the regional, national and local level. 

  • As a follow up from the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference outcome and as a requirement of the Sendai Framework implementation, the intended outcome of the AMCDRR in 2016 will be to ensure a political endorsement of an ‘Asia Regional plan for implementation of the Sendai Framework’. 

  • The IAP forum will mainly work as the regional consultation mechanism and provide technical input for the preparation of the AMCDRR 2016 and development of the regional plan. 

The AMCDRR is a biennial conference jointly organized by different Asian countries and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The event represents a unique opportunity for governments to reaffirm their political commitments in implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). 

The AMCDRR also serves as a forum for other stakeholders to take a shared responsibility and make actionable commitments towards implementation of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). At the same time the conference also provides opportunity for all governments and stakeholders to exchange experiences on successful practices and innovative approaches in reducing and managing disaster risk. 

The ‘Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030’ was adopted during the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai, Japan on 14-18 March, 2015. The implementation of the Sendai Framework involves adopting integrated and inclusive institutional measures so as to work towards preventing vulnerability to disaster, increase preparedness for response and recovery and strengthen resilience. This requires a shift from standalone disaster management or risk management to more holistic risk resilient development practice. This shift of thinking and action from risk management to disaster risk resilient development requires support of regional and international cooperation and thus need to be incorporated in the architecture and thinking of the regional platforms/ministerial conferences.


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