Regional Forum on Translating the Global Frameworks into Practice

29 Aug 2017 to 31 Aug 2017
Bangkok, Thailand

Coherent approaches in the implementation of the global frameworks are required to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, particularly to manage and reduce risks associated with disasters and effects of climate change. Coherence related to disaster risk reduction is more than just managing impacts of disasters, there is the need to address the underlying risks through risk-informed development process in systematic ways that reflect the goals of the global development agendas. Risk-informed development planning aims to protect development investments and ultimately building people’s resilience.

To promote this operationalization effort of the global frameworks, a thematic session on risk-informed development planning at subnational level and an additional day’s training is being organised under the Regional Coordination Mechanism’s Thematic Working Group on Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience as part of the Forum. In this thematic session, participants will share various good practices in the region including ESCAP’s pilot capacity building training workshop in mainstreaming disaster risk reduction into subnational development planning and budgeting processes in Central Java Province, Indonesia; UNDP’s ‘5-10-50’ programme to support countries and communities to deliver better risk-informed development; ADPC’s training course of the regional consultative committee on disaster management on the mainstreaming disaster risk reduction into development; and GIZ’s approach of suitability modelling as a good practice example for risk-informed spatial planning at subnational level.