Whole of Society Approach in Implementing the Sendai Framework

Partnerships and all-of-society approaches lie at the heart of effective disaster risk reduction. Building resilience and promoting risk-informed decision-making and investment are collective challenges and responsibilities, which call upon a collaboration between governments, the United Nations and other international organizations and stakeholder groups at large.

The UNDRR Stakeholder Engagement Mechanism (SEM) was created in 2018, to support the implementation of Sendai Framework paragraph (36) and (48) which outlines the role of stakeholders in building resilience.

This session will showcase the commitment of the SEM stakeholders` group in implementing the Sendai Framework, and more specifically the SEM Action Plan. The panel will invite representatives of the SEM stakeholder groups to report on the outcome of the Stakeholder Forums constituency sessions, as well as their work on a whole of society approach in building resilience.

Session objectives

  1. Provide a space for SEM stakeholder groups to report on the outcome of the constituency focused sessions in the 2nd Stakeholder Forum.
  2. Showcase good practice in an all-of society approach in building resilience, and the benefit it brings to the wider society.

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: 


  • Adella Indah Nurjanah, Student, Indonesia Mitra Muda Network
  • Moa Herrgård, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Stakeholder Engagement Mechanism (UNDRR-SEM)


  • Jean-Baptiste Buffet, Head of Global Policy and Advocacy, United Cities and Local Governments
  • Mwanahamisi Singano, Senior Policy Lead, Women's Environment & Development Organization (WEDO)
  • Hans-Peter Teufers, Director of International Programs at the United Parcel Service (UPS) Foundation & ARISE Co-Chair
  • Natalia Ilieva, Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union
  • Terry Otieno, Global Focal Point, Sendai Children and Youth Stakeholder Group
  • Violet Shivutse, Chair, Huairou Commission
  • Phoebe Wafubwa Shikuku, DRR and Forecast Financing Advisor, The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Africa Regional Office
  • Juan Angel de Gouveia, President, Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and Their Families (RIADIS)
  • Ghada Ahmadein, Program Manager, Arab Network for Environment and Development (READ)
  • Nina Birkeland, Senior Adviser on Disaster Displacement and Climate Change, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
  • Debora Comini, Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)


Learn more

Guiding questions to the representatives of the constituency sessions:

  1. What was the outcome of your constituency session?
  2. Do you think it is important with an all of society approach in building resilience? Why?

Guiding questions for discussions:

  1. How can we support each other's work facilitating stakeholder engagement in building resilience?
  2. What role do you see that stakeholders have in implementing the Sendai Framework?
  3. What role do you see that SEM should play in facilitating the stakeholders engagement in implementing the Sendai Framework?
  4. Do you think it is important with an all of society approach in building resilience? Why?
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24 May 2022
15:30 - 16:30 (Bali UTC+8)


Exhibition Gallery
BICC Ground Floor

Online access

Remote participation available to those registered for the conference


Open to those registered for the conference


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Moa Herrgård, moa.m.herrgard@gmail.com

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