GP2022 Preparatory Days

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

The Preparatory Days form an integral part of the Global Platform and take place from 23-24 May 2022. During the Preparatory days, stakeholder groups and partners, organize preparatory events in the lead up to the GP2022 official programme. Please note that only registered participants will be able to attend preparatory events. As you register, please indicate the events you would like to take part in.

Preparatory Days sessions are expected to combine in-person and remote meeting elements. The final format for the different sessions will be decided at a later stage in close consultation with the host country and the respective session organizers. 

See below a selection of planned GP2022 Preparatory Days with additional information to be provided as planning evolves. All Preparatory Days sessions will also be featured in the Agenda


A space for stakeholder coordination and exchange

The Stakeholder Forum aims at providing a space for stakeholders to coordinate and exchange on best practices around inclusion, collaboration and engagement in preparation for the official sessions of the Global Platform. Participation in the Forum will be open to all Governments, UN, international and regional organizations and stakeholders attending Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. Discussions will focus on strengthening collaboration and all-of-society approaches in the implementation of the Sendai Framework in coherence with the other 2030 Agendas.

UNDRR Carribean


Advancing the dialogue on disaster recovery and reconstruction

The Fifth Edition of the World Reconstruction Conference (WRC5) will be held in Indonesia on 21-22 May 2022, during the preparatory days of the seventh session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. The central theme of the WRC5 is “Reconstructing a sustainable future: Building resilience through recovery in a COVID-19 Transformed World”. The conference will be 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 will be 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 will bring 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. More information on WRC5, including on how to register, will be made available here as planning progresses.


Transformative change – scaling value through the use of effective early warning and risk information

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) aims 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 is 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. More information on the MHEWC-III will be made available as planning progresses.

Early warning