Preparedness, resilience, and disaster risk reduction (DRR)


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Preparedness, DRR & resilience (July 2019): High-level Political Forum on the SDGs (7/24/2019)

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Preparedness, DRR & resilience (May 2019): GPDRR, risk landscape changes, ecosystem-based approaches (5/27/2019)

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Information tools

Global and open-source index assessing the crisis and disaster risk, supporting decisions about prevention, preparedness, and response

Information management system aiming to improve disaster preparedness and humanitarian response as part of the START Network

Key actors

Knowledge sharing platform on disaster risk reduction, managed by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

Inter-agency group, chaired by WFP and UNDP, promoting the understanding of risk, early warning and preparedness, and enhancing the preparedness of national and local actors

Global partnership composed of 15 UN and non-UN organizations working towards strengthening countries’ capacities to prevent, manage, and recover from the impact of disasters

Serves as the focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of disaster reduction and to ensure synergies among disaster reduction activities

Reference center to support innovation and share knowledge in disaster preparedness, founded by the American Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Key references

Inter-governmental framework aiming to increase understanding of disaster risk, to strengthen disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk, to invest in disaster risk reduction for resilience, and to enhance disaster preparedness for effective response

Guidelines for adopting a proactive approach to emergency preparedness through risk analysis and monitoring, minimum and advanced preparedness, and contingency planning

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