7th Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

The seventh session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will be organized and convened by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and hosted by the Government of Indonesia.The UN General Assembly recognizes the Global Platform as the global multi-stakeholder forum to review progress on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. At the Platform, governments, the UN system and all stakeholders get together to share knowledge and discuss the latest developments and trends in reducing disaster risk, identify gaps and make recommendations to further accelerate the implementation of the Sendai Framework.

Organized by the Ministry of National Development Planning Indonesia (Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Nasional / BAPPENAS), UNICEF, OCHA and UNDP Indonesia, the Connecting Business initiative and UNDRR-ARISE.

For more information, please visit GPDRR website. 

Featured Sessions

Resilience is Everyone’s Business

Resilience is everyone’s business: learning from local experiences to build business and community resilience

25 May 2022 |19:45 - 21:15 (Bali UTC+8)

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The COVID-19 pandemic and other disasters have wreaked havoc through disruption of business operations, supply chains and economic activity. These impacts especially affect Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) that account for more than 90% of businesses and 50% of employers around the world. MSMEs play a major role in global and local economies and, as a major source of families and communities’ income, it is critical to ensure their resilience to sustain livelihoods. The business sector can significantly contribute to protecting children and their families from shocks and stresses of disasters by directing their core expertise, operational capacities and networks to strengthen the resilience of local communities and markets and to enhance the efficiency of humanitarian actions. This session has been formally requested by and will be co-chaired with the Government of Indonesia, the host for GPDRR, to showcase and exchange on business engagement in disaster resilience among governments, private sector, UN, donors and civil society in Indonesia, regionally and globally.  

Organized by the Ministry of National Development Planning Indonesia (Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Nasional / BAPPENAS), UNICEF, OCHA and UNDP Indonesia, the Connecting Business initiative and UNDRR-ARISE.

Are We Prepared? Resilient Recovery of Priority Economic Sectors in the Face of the Climate Emergency

26 May 2022 | 16:15 - 17:45 (WIB+07)

Governments and communities are currently stuck in a vicious cycle where the financial cost of disasters is rapidly rising while funding for recovery and reconstruction are stretched to their limits. This has been especially true for nations, whose main productive sectors have been gravely affected by the COVID crises. The ongoing pandemic and the lessons learnt from it only prove how important it is to address the resilience gaps now before another big disaster strikes. 

A change in thinking, planning, and investing is necessary that aims to build back better in a manner that reduces risk for younger and future generations. This forward-looking approach to recovery must take into consideration future complex and cascading risks and address underlying vulnerabilities and inequalities. 

There is a strong need for a new “social contract” on investing in disaster risk reduction and resilience as a public good. Such a contract can set out the responsibilities and liabilities of national governments, financing bodies and the private sector, to manage the negative externalities arising from policy and investment decisions that are not risk-informed. 

 

For more information, please contact Florian Rhiza Nery, florian.rhiza.nery@undp.org

7th Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

23 - 28 May 2022 | 00:00 - 12:00 (UTC +07:00)
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Photo credit: Benjamin Suomela/Finnish Red Cross
7th Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
23 - 28 May 2022 | 00:00 - 12:00 (UTC +07:00)