Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) was finalised on March 2015. Whilst the framework is complete, it is a far from perfect policy framework and how it will be monitored is still to be determined. Read more to be informed, support GNDR and participate.

Critique to SFDRR

Marcus Oxley has written a critique of the SFDRR, including a summary SWOT analysis of the main Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats of the Sendai Framework. 

Lies, damned lies, and statistics

GNDR member and renowned academic Ben Wisner responds with his first impressions on the HFA2 draft seven targets still under discussion on March 17th, as negotiations still continue overnight into the final and closing day of the conference.

The Changing Landscape of DRR: Some Reflections on the Past Decade

Bruno Haghebaert, GNDR Learning Coordinator, reflects on the changing DRR landscape since 2004, when John Twigg wrote the iconic "Disaster risk reduction Mitigation and preparedness in development and emergency programming" Good Practice Review book, comissioned by the Humanitarian Practice Network. Bruno outlines in this blog the main seven changes he has seen in the DRR landscape since then.

It’s the economy, stupid

Whilst the negotiations over finance for DRR are deadlocked, Terry Gibson discovers from conversations with people at the frontline and Washington funders that an alternative might be direct finance to the frontline . . .

Ambitious targets for a safer world for all

Every word matters when it comes to disaster risk reduction. This conference must deliver a framework that commits member states to ambitious targets that build a safer world for all. Islamic Relief's Imran Madden, Head of Humanitarian Department for Islamic Relief, reports from the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, a pivotal world conference on DRR.  

NGOs lament limited political commitment to funding disaster risk reduction plans

[PRESS RELEASE] At Sendai conference, NGOs lament limited political commitment to funding disaster risk reduction plans. Sticky points linger on around targets, finance and support from the developed to developing countries as conference enters last day. Leaders given a wake-up call on importance of deal as Cyclone Pam hits Vanuatu.

Climate politics waters down ambition of UN disaster risk deal

At exactly the same time when tropical cyclone Pam, one of the most powerful cyclones ever, devastated the Pacific island of Vanuatu,  over 180 governments in Sendai, Japan are negotiating hard to reach an agreement to prepare for and reduce the impact of disasters. Harjeet Singh, GNDR member, reflects on how governments should be stepping up actions to deal with climate change, during a final round of talks on post 2015 disaster risk reduction framework marred by regressive stances. "If we end up with all weak targets, then the new agreement will in fact be weaker than the current Framework that ends in 2015.", says Harjeet.  

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