Asian Ministerial conference for Disaster Risk Reduction to be held in capital next month

23 October, New Delhi

The first Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) will be held here from November 3-5 to pave the way for implementation of this Framework in the Asian region and devise a mechanism for monitoring its progress.

The conference is the first after the advent of the Sendai Framework for DRR (SFDRR) and will adopt the ‘Asian Regional Plan for Implementation of the Sendai Framework’.

Taking the Sendai Framework forward, which clarifies the ‘what’ that needs to be done at all levels to reduce disaster risk, this plan will focus on the ‘how to’ at national and local levels. It will devise a longer term roadmap of cooperation and collaboration, spanning the 15-year horizon of the Sendai Framework, as well as a two-year action plan to further disaster risk reduction with specific, actionable activities.

Participating stakeholders, including governments, non-government organisations, academia, civil society, volunteers, among others, would make actionable commitments arrived at through collaboration, consultation and partnership among all.

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