Duryog Nivaran at Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai
“Duryog Nivaran” founding member and current chair Mihir R. Bhatt of All India Disaster Mitigation Institute brought up “Duryog Nivaran” (DN) work and ideas in several key events he participated in at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai, Japan. A short report is as follows.
- 1.Actions on Engaging Private Sector in Recovery session organised by International Recovery Platform attracted a lot of interest in Duryog Nivaran’s work on small and medium enterprise (SME) and the role they play in causing local economic and community recovery. Impact of SMEof South Asia in recovery is far more timely and targeted to the poor, he said. Duryog Nivaran can document SME recovery in Bangladesh after floods in 2014.
Round-table on Governing Disaster Risk
Duryog Nivaran representative and founder member, Ms Priyanthi Fernando, was one of five non-governmental representatives speaking at the Ministerial Round Table on Governing Disaster Risk:overcoming challenges at WCDRR 2015. The Round Table was chaired by Ms. Maria del Pilar Cornejo, Minister Secretary for Risk Management, Ecuador
Ms Fernando's statement is reproduced below:
Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen, I represent Duryog Nivaran, South Asian civil society network of people and organisations committed to promoting disaster risk reduction in what is the world’s most disaster prone region.
Since our inception in 1995, we have been working directly with people affected by disasters and organisations that represent them, so we welcome the macro level policy and institutional reforms that have been put into place during the period of the HFA., and the commitment to multistakeholder participation that has been evident in the statements of the delegates to this round table. A little disappointed that there are no South Asian member states represented here.
World Conference Adopts New International Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
After enduring negotiations, representatives from the UN member states adopted the first major agreement of the post 2015 development agenda.
The World Conference was attended by over 6,500 participants including 2,800 government representatives from 187 governments. The Public Forum had 143,000 visitors over the five days of the conference making it one of the largest UN gatherings ever held in Japan.
Please visit the following link to view the Sendai Framework for DRR 2015 – 2030