Satoru Nishikawa - Japan Center for Area Development Research
Aditya V. Bahadur @AdiBahadur - Research Associate, Risk and Resilience Programme, ODI
Dody Ruswandi - Secretary, National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB), Indonesia
Asia is the most disaster prone region in the world in terms of the number of disasters that take place, and the mortality and economic loss it experiences as a result of these. Many countries in Asia have undertaken a review of their national strategies for disaster risk reduction in order to align them with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Nevertheless, sub-national and local level strategies tend to lag behind, presenting a major issue.
In this Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) side event, Preparedness to “build back better”, the panellists share their knowledge and experience of reviewing disaster risk reduction strategies in line with the Sendai Framework, the alignment of strategies at different levels, as well as the implementation of these strategies. The discussion is centred around ODI's and the Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)'s recent work with the Government of India on the alignment of subnational disaster management plans in India with the Sendai Framework.
The side event provides an opportunity to discuss and deliberate on national and local disaster risk reduction strategies, the support needed to develop local disaster risk reduction strategies, methods of enhancing strategies, as well as positive case studies for developing and implementing state-level disaster risk reduction strategy.
This event is open to anyone registered to attend the AMCDRR 2016 in New Delhi.