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GNDR events at Sendai

GNDR are running and contributing to a number of sessions at the WCDRR in Sendai, 14-18th March, and will be promoting our Reality Check messages at these events. Select below particular sessions for more information.

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Side Event | 9.00-11.00 | Sendai Civic Auditorium Meeting Room 5 Monday 16th March Showcasing Innovation: Media and Communication for DRR Organisers: BBC Media Action, GNDR, Netherlands Red Cross, Plan International, and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). Media and communication can play a great role in saving the lives of people vulnerable to disasters. It can provide life-saving information, change attitudes towards risk, support dialogue that facilitates positive actions towards…
Side Event | 9.45-12.00 | Tohoku University B201Tuesday 17th March Side Event - Understanding Disaster Resilience Organisers: GNDR The overarching goal of the post-2015 framework is to strengthen the resilience of people, communities and countries to disasters.  This side event will discuss what is meant by resilience - the key attributes, underpinning principles and values.  We will explore different perspectives including disaster, climate and conflict resilience to identify commonalities and differences. These perspectives…
Side Event | 14.45-17.00 | Sendai Civic Auditorium Small Hall Frontline: Local risk profiling and monitoring to strengthen resilience  Monday 16th March Organisers: GNDR GNDR will be launching Frontline at the WCDRR! Frontline is a global participatory action research programme of work that gathers local risk knowledge and priorities, provides national dashboards for policy making to support effective implementation, provides national and global baselines as well as monitoring mechanisms for all post-2015 frameworks, and…
Working Session | 10.00-11.30 | Hagi Hall Underlying Risk Factors Monday 16th March Organisers: GNDR, International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT, Government of Japan), PSAG representative, UNESCO, UNDP, UNU, WMO, UNISDR Over the 10 years of HFA implementation countries report most challenges in addressing the underlying drivers of risk. These were subsumed under the Priority Area 4 of the HFA and in fact encompass a range of…
Working Session | 12.00-13.30 | Exhibition Hall 1 Communities Addressing Local Risks Monday 16th March Organisers:  GNDR, Practical Action, ADRRN Many policies are developed without full consideration of real life on the ground in terms of the risks that communities face and the way that communities address these risks themselves. As a result, there is often a gap between national DRR policies and local-level practices. This has caused many DRR initiatives to…
10.00-13.00 Exhibition Hall 1Tuesday 17th March, Partnership Dialogue on Inclusive Disaster Risk Management Organisers: GNDR, Disability Caucus, Plan International and the Children in a Changing Climate Coalition, Huairou Commission and the Community Practitioners' Platform, and the World Food Programme It is widely acknowledged that marginalized groups are disproportionately impacted by disasters and have context specific and differentiated needs before, during and after a disaster. At the same time, these individuals and groups have…
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