Learning Labs: Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments online platform
This Learning Lab provides stakeholders an opportunity to learn how to use the Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments (SFVC) online platform (https://sendaicommitments.undrr.org). It also provides space for sharing experiences and peer-to-peer learning among stakeholders.
This session is important since stakeholders which are contributing to implementation of the Sendai Framework can be mobilized to use the SFVC online platform to inform the public about their work, identify crossovers with others in the field and find potential partners to collaborate and maximize impact.
The main target audience for this session is stakeholders (local governments, the private sector, science and technology, civil society media etc) who are implementing any activities and projects to implement the Sendai Framework.
Interested participants are invited to register for the Learning Labs as soon as possible through this link.
The purpose of this session is to:
- Introduce participants to the Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments (SFVC) online platform;
- Familiarize participants with functions and features of the online platform to utilize the online platform as a tool to inform the public about their work and achievements;
- Guide participants to learn how to submit their voluntary commitments to the online platform and how to follow up their submission to report on progresses and deliverables.
Yuki Matsuoka - Head, UNDRR Office in Japan
Participants may benefit from bringing their own laptop (but not essential)
Where do we stand
The UN General Assembly resolution 69/283(2015) called on stakeholders to make specific and time-bound voluntary commitments, and entrusted UNDRR to publicize these commitments through a website. Thus, the online platform for the Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments has been functioning as a tool for publicizing commitments by all stakeholders with specific deliverables, monitoring progress and sharing good practices. The platform has published 100 voluntary commitments thus far (as of 15 February 2022), involving 642 organizations implementing in a collaborative manner at local, national, regional and global levels. These 100 voluntary commitments have committed a total of 509 concrete deliverables.
Building on the 1st report issued at the last GP held in 2019, the 2nd Analysis and Synthesis Report on the Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments (SFVC) will be launched at the GP22. The report will include analysis of the above mentioned published 100 VCs by using various data gathered from these VCs including Sendai Priorities, Sendai global targets, SDGs, themes and issues, types of organizations, geographical scope and distributions etc.
This report will inform the Mid-term review of the Sendai Framework regarding stakeholder contributions to the Sendai Framework Implementation by sharing identified trends and gaps by the analysis. Towards 2030, it is critical to further mobilize and incentivize stakeholders to contribute to implementing the Sendai Framework by submitting their voluntary commitments to the Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments (SFVC) online platform.
Session guiding questions
- How can stakeholders working on DRR use the SFVC online platform and find who are doing what and where?
- How can stakeholders submit their initiatives and achievements to the SFVC online platform, so that they can inform the public about their work.
BNDCC 2- Mezzanine Floor