Lessons Learned in Building Resilience - Over the Past 3 Years

During the last years the world has faced an increasing number of disasters with far-reaching social, economic and structural disruption. 

On the 11th of March 2020, the World Health Organisation, announced the covid-19 pandemic. Due to climate change and environmental degradation we are facing a rapid increase in hazard severity and frequency.

The negative consequences of these disasters are devastating, but we can learn from them.  When people work together, they thrive together. Our lives are entirely interdependent and disasters - from COVID to climate induced disasters - perhaps more than any other events, demonstrate this reality.

This session will address and bring light to lessons learned from the last three years, and how this can inform future strategies and work in the field of disaster risk reduction.

Session Objectives 

  1. Share good practices and lessons learned in building disaster resilience, and that in an ever changing world.
  2. Enhance the understanding about the evolution of the UNDRR Stakeholder Engagement Mechanism (UNDRR-SEM) and its recent work in implementing the Sendai Framework.
  3. Bring attention to the Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments, and its citizens led data collection in monitoring the Sendai Framework implementation, and generation of accountability mechanism of realising global policy.

Online Attendance

This session will be live-streamed online. Note that it is live-streamlining and no active online participation. You can access the live streaming through this link: 


  • Tanjir Hossain, Global Resilience Advisor, Action Aid International
  • Terry Otieno, Global Focal Point, Sendai Children and Youth Stakeholder Group


  • Rebecca Murphy, Policy Lead, Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR)
  • Fernando Britto, CEO, AI Systems Research (AISR)
  • Andreas Hapsoro, Strategic Alliance Director, Habitat for Humanity Indonesia
  • Nirankar Saxena, Global ARISE Board Member and Deputy Secretary General, FICCI
  • Yuki Matsuoka, Head of The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Office in Japan
  • Rahma Hanifa, Secretary-General, U-INSPIRE Alliance


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Expected Outcomes

  • Enhanced knowledge and understanding about SEM and its work in contributing to an all of society approach in building disaster resilience.
  • Enhanced knowledge on lessons learned in implementing the Sendai Framework, from a stakeholder perspective.
Decontamination of Public Places in Bamako during COVID-19


23 May 2022
10:15 - 11:15 (Bali UTC+8)


Exhibition Gallery
BICC Ground Floor

Online access


Open to those registered for the conference


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Terry Otieno, MGCY, terry.otieno@unmgcy.org Moa Herrgård, moa.m.herrgard@gmail.com

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