Last week, GNDR organised a briefing webinar on the upcoming High-Level Meeting on the Sendai Mid-Term Review, which will take place on 18-19 May 2023 at the UN Headquarters in New York.

The Sendai Framework is a 15-year global plan adopted by the United Nations member states to reduce the risk of disasters and the impact of their occurrence. It prioritizes four priority areas for action: understanding disaster risk, strengthening disaster risk governance, investing in disaster risk reduction, and enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction. If you want to know more about the Sendai Framework have a look at our corresponding newsletter.

The GNDR webinar provided an overview of the core elements of the Sendai Framework and the development of the targets with their status. There has also been a presentation of recommendations for the future and how these can be implemented in order to be in line with the targets. In the second half of the webinar, the GNDR gave an insight into its work and the results of an analysis of the civil society response to the outcomes of the Mid-Term Review. There are different points that need to be realised, for example that the needs of communities must be heard by the government and that women and young people have to be empowered.

For more information on the Sendai MTR High-Level Meeting in May, please follow this link .