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Governance of disasters risk reduction and resilience to boost the delivery of the sustainable development goals
Tuesday, 6 July 2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual (NY Time)

Side Event

Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future with University of North Carolina, University of Mauritius, University College London and University of Ghana

The Sustainable Development Goals recognizes the critical role that the interlinkages between the different goals and targets play.

Disaster risk reduction and resilience (DR3) is a cross-cutting issue in the context of sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDG 13.1, which aims to “strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.” The effective implementation of SDG 13.1 requires responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels (SDG 16.7).

This SDG 17 project has been reviewing several developed (3) and developing (3) country approaches to governance of disaster risk reduction and resilience. Within the project we have looked at the engagement of stakeholders in drawing up disaster plans at all levels of government. We have also reviewed the available indicators that might be used.

We will discuss how to approach stakeholder identification and engagement processes in the context of multi-level governance to ensure that no one is left behind it will discuss the use of implementing machine-based solutions to ensure that the most vulnerable and most impacted by disaster risk reduction and resilience are included. We will discuss identifying strengths and weaknesses of multi-level governance approaches with respect to vulnerability of stakeholder groups. Vulnerability is multi-faceted and can be based on discrimination, geography or isolation, governance or policy, socio-economic status, and/or disaster exposure.

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