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GNDR’s Network Development Manager, Emma Kerr, shares insight of the 6th regional platform for DRR in the Americas
The Urban ARK Programme hosted an international conference in Lilongwe, Malawi from 1st to 3rd February 2016. The conference was supported by DFID-ESRC and hosted by Mzuzu University an Urban ARK Partner. The conference brought together urban researchers and practitioners engaged in African disaster risk reduction and management. Global Network of Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) was represented by Maynard Nyirenda, Executive Director of Sustainable Rural Growth and Development Initiative (SRGDI), and a member of GNDR in Southern Africa.
Joining together for local level impact
The challenge of ensuring local level impact of disaster risk reduction (DRR) policies is clear.
At Sendai conference, NGOs lament limited political commitment to funding disaster risk reduction plans. Sticky points linger on around targets, finance and support from the developed to developing countries as conference enters last day. Leaders given a wake-up call on importance of deal as Cyclone Pam hits Vanuatu.
[by GNDR | 3rd WCDRR Sendai | 17 March 2015 | Day 4]
New report finds the Hyogo Framework for Action isn't working for the poorest
The report finds that, though the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015 has increased awareness and understanding of disaster risk reduction, most respondents to the VFL survey report that disaster losses are still rising. Amongst the poorest that figure rises to 68%.