Last week, the second pre-event for the Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which will be held in April 2024, took place. The topic was “Resilience in Germany – Today and Tomorrow”. In the morning, a public online event with more than 70 participants took place, each with a presentation by the National Contact Point (NKS) of the Sendai Framework and the German Committee for Disaster Reduction (DKKV), moderated by DKKV Chairman Leon Eckert. In this context, Laura Müller and Laila Kühle from the NKS presented the current status of the implementation of the Sendai Framework. Ronja Winkhardt-Enz, from DKKV, then reported on the work of the DKKV, with a special focus on the INCREASE project. For more information, please visit the project website.

You will find the recording of the online event on the DKKV YouTube channel in the coming days.

Here you can find the presentation slides of the NKS and DKKV. (Both, the slides and the video will only be availbale in German)

In the afternoon, a Futures Literacy Lab workshop with disaster risk reduction actors was held at the DKKV office on the topic “How do we live resilience in 2045?”. During this afternoon, 20 participants asked themselves where we currently stand with the implementation of the Sendai Framework and took a look into the future of our lives, but also into the future of resilience development. This involved formulating probable, desirable and alternative futures in order to understand individual and collective assumptions about the future. We thank all participants for the interactive exchange and especially the design and strategy office ma ma Interactive System Design for organizing and conducting the workshop.

The workshop was followed by an informal end of the day with an afterwork drink and more exciting conversations.

The last pre-event will be on 10.11.2023 the “Practice exchange: disaster relief and management abroad and at home” themed. This event is intended to encourgae an exchange on approaches and good practice experiences in order to jointly draw applicable conclusions.

You can participate in this pre-event online between 11-12:30. For more information, please visit our website and click here to register. This Event will be conducted in German.