Save the Date - Registration for virtual Friends of Governance and Group of Friends of Disaster Risk Reduction workshop April 25th 845-1pm (EAT) - preparation for Bali

Dear Friends

We are hosting a virtual workshop on the 25th of April – 8.45am-1pm New York time which will focus on input to the UN Seventh Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2022) to be held in Bali from 23-28 May.

This workshop is hosted by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia on behalf of the Friends of Governance for Sustainable Development and the Group of Friends of Disaster Risk Reduction.

In cooperation with the

UN-DESA Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).

Virtual Meeting Registration here:

Warmest regards

Felix Dodds

Save the Date

April 25th - 8:45- 1:00pm New York time (EST)

Hosted by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia on behalf of the

From Risk to Resilience: Towards Sustainable Development for All in a COVID-19 Transformed World.

Input to the Seventh Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2022) to be held in Bali from 23-28 May

The seventh session of the Global Platform (GP2022) will be organized and convened by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) from 23 to 28 May 2022, in Bali, Indonesia, hosted by the Government of Indonesia. The event will be co-chaired by the Government of Indonesia and UNDRR.

The Global Platform takes place at a critical time: seven years from the adoption of the Sendai Framework and just over two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This global crisis has exposed how underlying vulnerabilities and inequities have catastrophic consequences for the most exposed across the world. Prevention and the risk reduction agenda are essential if we are to achieve a sustainable future for all. The 2022 Global Platform will provide a unique and timely opportunity to showcase the importance of international solidarity and cooperation, as well as to discuss ways to tackle underlying risk drivers both locally and globally. Additionally, it will explore how to strengthen disaster risk governance and how to build stronger systems for managing all types of risks. GP2022 offers a chance for governments, UN system and all stakeholders to recommit, with urgency, to accelerate progress on disaster risk reduction towards the achievement of sustainable development.

The GP2022 agenda will be guided by the Sendai Framework goal, priorities for action and targets, the key priorities identified at the previous Global Platform held in Geneva, Switzerland in 2019 as well as those stemming from the Regional Platform meetings. The GP2022 will take stock of Sendai Framework implementation, recommend actions for policy makers, highlight good practices and raise awareness. The outcomes will be synthesized in the co-Chair’s summary and will contribute to the inter-governmental midterm review of the Sendai Framework scheduled for 2023.

8:45-9:00 Welcome

  • Ambassador Mohammad Kona, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia. (Moderator)
  • Ms. Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Head of UNDRR
  • Felix Dodds, Adjunct Professor in Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina. 

9:00-10:00      Session 1: Financing for disaster risk reduction and risk-informed investing in support of the SDGs


10:00-10:55    Session 2: Integrating disaster risk reduction in poverty reduction, sustainable development, and efforts to address climate change, threats to biological diversity, as well as in the humanitarian, development and peace nexus


10:55-11:00    Virtual Coffee break


11:00-11:55    Session 3: How to address vulnerability and vulnerable groups, including the vulnerable 91 – LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS

11:55-12:50    Session 4: The future of DRR with a specific focus on the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework (the elements on food security, energy and water management can be feature in this segment) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development mid term review


12:50-1:00      Session 5: Final Reflections and Way Forward




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