Santosh and Emma at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction GFDRR

Last week our team presented at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) conference in Cancun, Mexico.


Our IGNITE presentation was given by Santosh Sharma from CARE Nepal on the subject of Promoting safer self-recovery after a disaster 

Background: The presentation identifies self-recovery drivers/barriers, drawing on case studies from the Philippines and Nepal, and aims to inform decisions about how to effectively support self-recovery and the construction of safer houses.You can find more information clicking here.
You can also watch the presentation here:

Side Event

We also hosted a side event: Promoting safer buildings, schools and hospitals – 2017 Global Platform

Background: Poorly constructed buildings are often the largest cause of death, injury and loss of assets during a disaster. SFDRR prioritises the need to ‘substantially reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services, among them health and educational facilities, including through developing their resilience’. It also identifies a need to ‘Enhance disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction’. This event promotes the need for multi-stakeholder engagement, community-based approaches and partnerships to support building safer buildings, schools and hospitals, with policies and practices to reduce loss of life, assets and livelihoods.
You can read more about this event by clicking here.

There was a good sized audience and great questions after the presentation, with a number of people extremely interested in the project.



Taken from the front cover of the magazine. Source: UN Major Group for Children and Youth

A short article on Mapping (self-) recovery by Luisa Miranda Morel was also presented at the Children & Youth Forum in Mexico alongside the GPDRR.

You can read it on the Disaster Risk Reduction: A Road of Opportunities magazine.


PSB at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR)
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