Community Practitioners Take the Stage at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

"Twenty-three representatives of grassroots community-based organizations and networks in 11 countries arrived in Cancun, Mexico, the last week of May for the first Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction held after the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR). The practitioners sought to model and monitor the incorporation of an inclusive, collaborative approach to the national implementation of disaster risk reduction (DRR) measures around the world. Community Practitioner Platform delegates, including those who travelled great distances from South and Southeast Asia as well as long-haul bus commuters from Guatemala, arrived in good humour.

Over the course of the 5-day policy meeting, delegates led and participated in a range of key activities—including private meetings with key officials, pre-conference preparatory events, side events on mainstreaming grassroots women’s groups in SDFRR and 2030 Agenda implementation, co-chairing prominent Working Sessions on SDG congruence and incorporating Indigenous knowledge and presenting at closed door Ministerial Roundtables on Economic and Sectoral Planning to implement the SFDRR."

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Source: The Huairou Commission

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