on 20th June 2018

Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas

Under the auspices of the Government of Colombia as host country, in cooperation with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the sixth session of the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas is starting today in Cartagena and will last until June 22nd. The conference is an opportunity for governments, the private sector, civil society and other actors in the Americas to exchange experiences in the implementation of the Regional Sendai Action Plan.

During the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, held in March 2015, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (Sendai Framework) was adopted. This Global Framework, along with the other global agreements adopted during 2015, constitutes the 2030 Agenda, which establishes comprehensive disaster risk management and its integration into development as fundamental for Member States. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction seeks to achieve “the substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries”.

A CARE delegation of 10 staff from CARE Latin America and Carribean offices is participating in the conference to share their experience on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and share with other stakeholders how they have been successfully integrating climate change adaptation and gender in their DRR programs and work with local authorities to guarantee the sustainability of their initiatives.

The document shared here gives a snapshot of these experiences and key interventions. Get in touch with the team if you want to know more about those successful projects and programmes.

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