The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction is monitored through one global and seven regional biennial events known as the Global and Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction. 

The International Disability Alliance facilitates the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities: Thematic Group on DRR, an open coordination mechanism established to support persons with disabilities, their representative organizations and other relevant stakeholders to engage in the Sendai Platforms and monitoring processes. 

Global Platform for DRR 2019

The next Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will be held from 13 - 17 May 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The International Disability Alliance is actively engaged in preparations for the Platform through the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities: Thematic Group on DRR (TG-DRR).

The TG-DRR is represented in the organizing teams for the following Global Platform sessions:

  • High-level Dialogue 2: Progress made at national and local level (Target E)
  • High-level Dialogue 4: Leaving no-one behind: Investing in local action and empowering the most vulnerable
  • Working Session 1: Sendai Framework implementation
  • Working Session 2: National and local DRR strategies (Target E)
  • Working Session 4: Unlocking the multiple dividends of resilience
  • Working Session 5: Build Back Better and WRC outcomes

More details on the Global Platform 2019 can be found on the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) website, and via the 2019 Global Platform website

Regional Platforms for DRR 2018

Further infomation on the upcoming Regional Platforms for DRR in 2018 can be found below. If you are interested to engage in these Platforms under the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities, please sign to the Thematic Group on DRR

  1. Africa-Arab Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction: 9 - 13 October, 2018, Tunisia - visit the website [application deadline 31 August]
  2. European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction: 21 - 23 November, 2018, Italy - visit the website