The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is the main global forum to assess and discuss progress on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The seventh session of the Global Platform (GP2022) will be organized by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) from 23 to 28 May 2022, in Bali, Indonesia, hosted by the Government of Indonesia. The event will be co-chaired by the Government of Indonesia and UNDRR.
The overall theme of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, From Risk to Resilience: Towards Sustainable Development for All in a COVID-19 Transformed World, will focus on how the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the traditional understanding of risk and disaster risk governance. It will explore how the global crisis can be turned into an opportunity for the necessary radical transformation needed to achieve the goal and targets of the Sendai Framework, as well as of the 2030 Agenda.
The Global Platform sessions are organized around three main sub-themes and three cross-cutting themes, which inform the content of the programme.
- Disaster Risk Governance: Strengthening disaster risk governance to address systemic risk
- COVID-19 recovery: Social and economic recovery from COVID-19 for all
- DRR financing: Financing for DRR and risk-informed investments and development
- Sendai Framework Stocktaking: Stocktaking and accelerating progress in achieving the goal and targets of the Sendai Framework
- Leave no one behind: investing in local action and empowering the most at risk
- SDGs and climate action: Accelerating and integrating disaster risk management to sustainable development and climate action
➡️ Explore the agenda to learn more about the focus of the GP2022 sessions.
Read the ISC’s new DRR reports
Closing the Gap Between Science and Practice at Local Levels to Accelerate Disaster Risk Reduction
This policy brief analyses the existing gap between science and technology (S&T) and its incorporation into disaster risk management at local levels.
Using UNDRR/ISC Hazard Information Profiles to Manage Risk and implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
The policy brief showcases examples of how the hazard definitions published in the UNDRR/ISC Hazard Information Profiles are being used to support DRR at global and national levels.
Harnessing data to accelerate the transition from disaster response to recovery
The policy brief exhibits how using different domain data could enhance management to deal with the emergency response process and enable a swift transition from the response to the recovery phase.
Join our in-person side event and presentation
Closing the Gap between DRR S&T Knowledge and Practice at Local Levels: How can we harvest the fruits of DRR S&T at local levels to save lives and livelihoods?
🗓 Tuesday, 24 May
🕥 9:00 – 10.30 AM Indonesian Central Time
📍 Bali International Convention Center | Room Medan
Ignite Stage Presentation: How should we address disaster vulnerability at the global and regional levels?
🗓 Thursday, 26 May
🕥 10:30 – 10.45 AM Indonesian Central Time
📍 Bali International Convention Center | Taman Jepun BNDCC 1-Ground Floor
View related side-events from the S&T community
Times refer to Indonesian Central Time (UTC+8)
- 24 May | 9:00 – 10:30
Science and Technology Major Group session: Closing the Gap between DRR S&T Knowledge and Practice at Local Levels: How can we harvest the fruits of DRR S&T at local levels to save lives and livelihoods? Learn more.
- 24 May | 9:00 – 10:30
Session: The importance of integrating resilience in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing – an ESG+R approach. Learn more.
- 24 May | 11:00 – 12:00
Session: Policy-Coherence Between Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Intergovernmental Processes. Learn more.
- 24 May | 11:00 – 12:30
Session: UNDRR Stakeholder Engagement Mechanism (SEM) Reflections on the Sendai Framework Midterm Review. Learn more
- 25 May | 13:00 – 14:30
Thematic Session: Improved Understanding and Governance of Systemic Risk: Unpacking the 2022 Global Assessment Report. Learn more.
- 25 May | 15:15 – 16:45
Session: Breaking the Silos – Towards multi-hazard, multi-sectoral approaches to managing risks. Learn more.
- 26 May | 10:30 – 10:45
Ignite Stage Presentation: How should we address disaster vulnerability at the global and regional levels? Learn more.
- 26 May | 9:00 – 10:30
Session: Learning from COVID-19: Social and Economic Recovery for All. Learn more.
- 26 May | 18:30 – 20:00
Panel Discussion by World Health Organization, UK Health security Agency, and African Risk Capacity: Integrating biological hazards in national disaster management policy: a call for whole of society action. Learn more.
- 27 May | 9:00 – 10:30
Session: Urban multi-hazard risk policy transitions for addressing systemic risk. Learn more.
- 27 May | 13:00 – 14:30
Session by World Health Organization and Ministry of Health of Guatemala: Advancing DRR in building safe and resilient health facilities: lessons learnt from COVID-19. Learn more.
Explore ISC Publications and Resources relating to DRR
Hazard Definition & Classification Review: Technical Report
The UNDRR/ISC Sendai Hazard Definition and Classification Review Technical Report provides a common set of hazard definitions for monitoring and reviewing implementation which calls for “a data revolution, rigorous accountability mechanisms and renewed global partnerships”.
Supplement to UNDRR-ISC Hazard Definition & Classification Review – Technical Report
This Supplement comprises of a description of each of the 302 hazard information profiles (HIPs), developed using a consultative process by scientists and experts across the globe.
Systemic Risk Briefing Note highlights complexity of interconnected, interdependent, and uncertain challenges
This Briefing Note by the ISC, UNDRR, and Risk-Kan finds that the systemic and uncertain risks facing the world today can have cascading impacts across systems and sectors, and an integrated perspective that incorporates the inherently complex nature of climate-related hazards, vulnerability, exposure and impacts, is needed to better understand and respond to systemic risk
Strengthening emergency communications for complex, cascading and compounding events – lessons learned from the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption and tsunami in Tonga
The January 2022 Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption and tsunami in Tonga was a ‘textbook’ example of complex, cascading and compounding risks. In this long-read blog, Bapon Fakhruddin and Emma Singh discuss the lessons learned for disaster risk response.
A Framework for Global Science
This document takes stock of recent developments in disaster risk science and provides a compelling set of directions for research and scientific collaboration for a more holistic and collaborative approach to understanding and managing risks. It challenges silos in science and in society and the notion that social, ecological, economic and technological systems can be understood in isolation from one another, and advocates for an increased focus on people.
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