GP2022 Preparatory Days

The Preparatory Days of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction comprised special events and stakeholder consultations.

The Preparatory Days formed an integral part of the Global Platform and took place from 23-24 May 2022. During the Preparatory days, stakeholder groups and partners, organized preparatory events in the lead up to the GP2022 official programme. Only registered participants were able to attend preparatory events.

Preparatory Days sessions combined in-person and remote meeting elements, in close consultation with the host country and the respective session organizers. 

See below a selection of GP2022 Preparatory Days. All Preparatory Days sessions were also featured in the Agenda


A space for stakeholder coordination and exchange

UNDRR Carribean


Advancing the dialogue on disaster recovery and reconstruction

The Fifth Edition of the World Reconstruction Conference (WRC5) was held in Indonesia on 23-24 May 2022, during the preparatory days of the seventh session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. The central theme of the WRC5 was “Reconstructing for a sustainable future: Building resilience through recovery in a COVID-19 Transformed World”. The conference was organized under three sub-themes:

  • Addressing the social and economic impact of Covid-19 pandemic on “hard-won” development gains;
  • Social, infrastructural and economic recovery from disasters as an opportunity to reset the development pathway towards a greener and more resilient future;
  • Rethinking recovery governance models, including planning, financing and managing recovery from complex and interconnected disaster-conflict events in the Covid-19 transformed world. 

The WRC5 was jointly hosted by UNDP, the World Bank (Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, GFDRR) and UNDRR under the umbrella of International Recovery Platform (IRP). It brought together participants from national and local governments, civil society, the private sector, academia and international organizations from around the world to provide an opportunity to share experiences on different dimensions of recovery in the context of multi-dimensional risks countries are facing in the last few years.

WRC5 Agenda




From Stock Take to Scale on Sendai Framework Target G: Accelerating the Knowledge and Practice of MHEWS for Risk Informed Resilience

Organized by the International Network for Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (IN-MHEWS), in conjunction with the 2022 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, the third Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference (MHEWC-III) aimed to demonstrate how the availability, access, and use of multi-hazard early warning and risk information can be enhanced to better deliver on the aspirations of the Sendai Framework, Paris Accord, and Sustainable Development Goals. Its purpose was to highlight the role that enhanced coordination of existing MHEWS systems and national governance plays in implementing and sustaining multi-hazard early warning systems, which enable early action and improved outcomes. 

Early warning

Local Leaders Forum

Local governments are on the ‘frontline of opportunity’ to protect lives, livelihoods and their infrastructure assets and systems. The Local Leaders Forum showcased how municipalities are using disaster risk management to strengthen resilience across various sectors and achieve progress against the SDGs. The Forum was organized by the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) global partnership which aims to Leave No Municipality Behind as they scale up their climate and disaster risk reduction action. MCR2030 has more than 1,000 member cities and municipalities as well as 200 service providers offering a range of tools and supports to local governments.

 Local leaders Forum- Agenda