Overview

Today, more than ever, achieving sustainable development and successfully reducing disaster risk through the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction depends on policy coherence across sectors while ensuring the alignment of disaster risk reduction with climate action. By monitoring targets and related indicators of the Sendai Framework, the UNDRR Bonn Office advocates and promotes synergies between DRR, climate change and ultimately sustainable development.

Sendai Framework Monitoring
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Strong accountability is one of the corner stones of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The UNDRR Office in Bonn supports the monitoring process of the implementation of the Sendai Framework though seven targets and 38 indicators as well as its related dimensions reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals 1, 11 and 13.

The UNDRR Bonn office provides guidance to the Regional Offices for enhanced support to governments as they report on progress in reducing loss of life, numbers of people affected by disasters, economic losses and damage to critical infrastructure.  It provides this support engagement with a number of technical organizations within and outside of the UN and through technical guidance documentation, training packages and other data related initiatives.

Climate Change and Coherence

UNDRR Bonn enables countries to identify progress in the implementation of DRR related targets and indicators of the SDGs, while fostering coherence between DRR and climate change adaptation efforts. The Bonn Office will build on ongoing efforts at national and local levels to further promote coherence in the implementation of global frameworks. By creating synergies in implementing Sendai Framework Target e and the National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), countries have an opportunity to ensure coherence between disaster risk reduction, climate action and sustainable development policies and practices.

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News and events

Africa Climate Week 2022
At an Africa Climate Week event, UNDRR heard from three African countries on their work to blend climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction to best help vulnerable communities.
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The Maldives held a national workshop, with support from UNDRR, to kick-start developing an integrated disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation strategy. The strategy will offer a common basis for implementation across sectors and levels.
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UNDRR Regional Office for the Arab states in partnership with UNDRR Office in Bonn organized two days workshop and regional training on Comprehensive Risk Management in the Arab region
A break-out group at the Technical Forum on the Sendai Framework
An annual technical forum on progress in implementing the Sendai Framework met this month in Bonn attended by representatives from 35 countries
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A technical meeting in Bonn supports Sendai Framework implementation
A speaker at the Bonn workshop for regional Inter-Governmental Organizations
At a recent workshop in Bonn, partners have expressed the need for a common platform for reporting regional progress through the online Sendai Framework monitoring system.
National Sendai Framework Focal Points and key partners from Central Asia and South Caucasus region launch the Sendai Framework Monitor
Government representatives from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have undergone& training in the Sendai Framework Monitor, the newly launched online tool to allow improved collection of disaster loss data.
Participants at today's training session on how to use the Sendai Framework Monitor in the Palais des Nations, Geneva
Just one week after the launch of the Sendai Framework Monitor to capture data on disaster losses and strengthen disaster risk management, fifty countries have already logged on to use the online tool to report on 2017.
Panelists at plenary session in Bonn for launch of the Sendai Framework Monitoring Process (photo: UNISDR)
The Sendai Framework Monitoring Process took off this week as representatives from 85 UN Member States met in Bonn to share their knowledge and learn of the reporting requirements for the monitoring of the implementation of the Sendai Framework
As this September’s anticipated UN Summit to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) draws near, intergovernmental discussions in New York are focusing on how their implementation will be measured and tracked.

November 2022

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UNDRR Bonn Office
World Meteorological Organization
United Nations Development Programme
Bonn
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

Publications

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This report documents the assessment of the status of national disaster loss databases in 13 countries and presents lessons to guide the next generation of disaster loss accounting systems (DLAS).
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This UNDRR-WMO joint report assesses the current global status of multi-hazard early warning systems (MHEWS) against Target G of the Sendai Framework, collating data officially reported by the Member States with data collected through a WMO survey.
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Climate risks are complex and systemic due to non-linear interactions among system components and the need for improved risk governance. This document offers a framework on how to apply comprehensive risk assessment and planning. 
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This policy brief explores the challenges faced in disaster risk governance in relation to the climate emergency.
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This publication is a supplement to the UNFCCC NAP Technical Guidelines and focuses particularly on the opportunities that the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process provides to national authorities and stakeholders for integrating risk-centred approaches
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The purpose of this study was to review selected National Adaptation Plans to better understand how disaster risk management is approached in climate change documents, and if systemic risk issues where impacts cascade across sectors are considered.
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The report proposes an approach to assess the level of integration - limited, partial or substantial - of the two fields in DRR and CCA policy documents in sub-Saharan Africa.