Inclusive Local Actions towards Effective Disaster Risk Reduction and Leave No One Behind
This in-person Side Event will highlight the progress of implementation of inclusive DRR actions with “Dhaka Declaration” and share the innovative approaches implemented by each stakeholder from different region.
Amid COVID-19 situation, disasters have continued to affect disproportionally to disadvantageous groups including the persons with disabilities.
Government of Bangladesh has taken strong initiatives to promote inclusive disaster risk reduction after applying SFDRR. “Dhaka Declaration” was adopted in December 2015 and the evolved version of “Dhaka Declaration+” was adopted in May 2018 through International Conference on Disability and Disaster Risk Management.
Article 59 of Chair’s Summary in GPDRR 2017 pointed out “The Global Platform recognized the importance of the Dhaka Declaration on Disability and Disaster Risk Management as practical guidance”.
In the GPDRR 2019, Bangladesh organized the Side Event. Reflecting on the discussions, Article 37 of Co-Chair’s Summary stressed the importance of implementation for local inclusive practices by each stakeholder.
- Review the global progress and local actions of implementation of Dhaka Declaration as well as different initiatives in inclusive DRR amid pandemic situations
- Share an innovative and integrated approach of different stakeholders’ experiences and challenges of inclusive disaster risk management
- Demonstrate global good practices on inclusive disaster risk reduction planning, response and reconstruction
- Extract key elements and strategies for moving forward to achieve the goals of SFDRR and SDGs through action of Dhaka Declaration
- Ms. Saima Wazed :Global Expert on Disability inclusive Disaster Risk Management (DiDRM), Climate Change, Autism and Mental Health and International Focal Point for Advisory Group of Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Management, Bangladesh
- Dr. Enamur Rahman-MP State Minister, Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, Government of Bangladesh
- Ms. Nogining Armelle Almerique-Chair of an OPD, Coordinating Unit of Associations of Persons with Disabilities (CUAPWD), Cameroon
- Mr. Berton Panjaitan-Head of Training Center, National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), Government of Indonesia
- Mr. Carlos Kaiser-Executive Director, ONG Inclusiva/ Latin America DiDRR Network, Chile
Join the session to learn more about the latest global best practices in inclusive DRR to achieve the goals of SFDRR and SDGs through action of Dhaka Declaration.
Where do we stand
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) underscored that gender, age, disability and cultural perspective should be integrated. As the mid-term review of SFDRR has been started during the pandemic situation, inclusive approach becomes more highlighted for effective disaster risk reduction.
Article 59 of the Chair’s Summary in GPDRR 2017 mentioned as “The Global Platform recognized the importance of the Dhaka Declaration on Disability and Disaster Risk Management as practical guidance for inclusive implementation of the Sendai Framework. Countries were urged to implement the Declaration”.
After that Dhaka Declaration has been promoted at international, regional and at national levels by different agencies. The Declaration was made available in the accessible format, translated into different languages and referred to during the development of inclusive DRR plans and roadmaps in the light of the Sendai Framework.
However, Article 12 of Co-Chair’s Summary in GPDRR 2019 pointed out “Commitments towards an inclusive approach to disaster risk reduction, recognizing the indispensable role of disproportionately affected at-risk groups, including women, displaced people, persons with disabilities, elderly, and children in disaster risk reduction have not yet sufficiently translated into action”
For achieving Priority Action 4 of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and for realizing the SDG’s key agenda of “leave no one behind”, Member States, the UNs, and Partners need to more actions on Dhaka Declaration.
Session guiding questions
- What kind of inclusive and local DRR actions has been implemented for achieving Dhaka Declaration amid pandemic situations?
- What kind of innovative and integrated approach has been adopted and what kind of challenges have been experienced?
- How can we ensure inclusive DRR in all disaster cycles?
- What are key elements and strategies for moving forward to achieve the goals of SFDRR and SDGs through action of Dhaka Declaration?
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