Engaging with stakeholders
As the focal point for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the United Nations system, UNDRR supports the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction through systematic and structured engagement with a wide range of stakeholders.
Partnerships and all-of-society approaches lie at the heart of effective disaster risk reduction. Building resilience and promoting risk-informed decision-making and investment are collective challenges and responsibilities, which call upon a collaboration between governments, the United Nations and other international organizations and stakeholder groups at large.
Aligned with the Sendai Framework and in coherence with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Paris Climate Agreement, cross-sectoral partnerships beyond the traditional disaster risk reduction community are important to successfully address the significantly broadened scope and complexity of today’s risk landscape.
As provided in the UNDRR Partnership Strategy, UNDRR works closely with other United Nations system entities, representatives of Member States and a broad range of partners and stakeholders, including; the private sector, the civil society and community-based organizations, the science and technology community, parliamentarians, children and youth, local authorities, media. UNDRR also contributes to Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives & Partnerships linked and engaged in the global risk and resilience discussions.
To convene stakeholders at all levels around the implementation and monitoring of the Sendai Framework, UNDRR leads and engages in various stakeholder initiatives. These include targeted partner networks and mechanisms, and UNDRR processes, such the Regional and Global DRR Platforms, as well as the Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments Online Platform.
On the spotlight: Partnership strategy
The Partnership Strategy provides the framework for UNDRR as the custodian UN agency for the Sendai Framework to engage stakeholders and partners from all sectors in effectively reducing disaster risks.
Working closely with global, regional and national disability-led organisations and as well with the Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities: Thematic Group on Disaster Risk Reduction (TG-DRR), UNDRR helps building multi-stakeholders’ partnerships between Governments and other stakeholders to support and empower persons with disabilities at national and local level.
Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) is a unique cross-stakeholder initiative for improving local resilience through advocacy, sharing knowledge and experiences, establishing mutually reinforcing city-to-city learning networks, injecting technical expertise, connecting multiple layers of government and building partnerships.
On the spotlight: Engage with UNDRR
Building resilience and promoting risk-informed decision-making and investment are collective challenges and responsibilities, which call upon a collaboration between governments, the United Nations and other international organizations and stakeholder groups at large.
- Development of disaster risk reduction laws and legal frameworks at the regional and national levels .
- Advocacy for the integration of disaster risk reduction into national and local budgets and enhanced oversight and accountability
- Capacity development and training for Parliamentarians
- Enhance resilience of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs).
- Integrating disaster and climate risks into financial sector investment decisions
- Incentivizing disaster risk reduction and enhanced data for risk-informed decision making through engagement with the broader insurance sector
- Supporting resilient infrastructure development
The implementation of these four priorities is supported through UNDRR engagement with the business community in various areas and initiatives.
To foster a comprehensive scientific evidence basis, UNDRR works with scientists, academia and researchers through a variety of mechanisms.
On the spotlight: Voluntary commitments
The platform allows stakeholders to inform the public about their efforts while also sharing good practices and exploring synergies to maximize impact towards disaster resilience. Stakeholders working on DRR, including private sector, civil society organizations, academia, media, local governments, etc., can submit and update their commitments. Stakeholders can show their contribution to the Sendai Framework and may also get their achievements highlighted through the platform.