Sendai Framework Monitor peer learning workshop on data collection for reporting and policy making
UN Complex Gigiri
UNDRR launched the online Sendai Framework Monitor (SFM) in March 2018. The SFM is an accountability tool to assist countries in monitoring, assessing and evaluating progress and challenges in the implementation of disaster risk reduction (DRR) at the global, national, sub-national and local levels. In Africa, the reporting on SFM contributes to the efforts of the African Union Commission to prepare the biennial report on the implementation of the Programme of Action for the Implementation of the Sendai Framework in Africa (PoA).
Since March 2018, almost all countries in the African region have been trained on using the Sendai Framework Monitor during Orientation and Training workshops on SFM. In addition, 60% of the countries in the region have officially designated through a Note Verbale (NV) a national SFM Focal Point whom is responsible for coordinating the reporting process in-country.
The next milestone for SFM reporting is set for October 1, 2019. Member States are invited to fill:
- the baseline data for the period 2005-2014 for indicators under Targets A and B. Although baseline data is optional for Targets C and D, Member States are encouraged to include it for enhanced analysis of progress over time.
- data for the period 2015-2018 for indicators under Targets A, B, C, D, E, F & G.
Compilation of reporting up to 2018 will be presented at the 2019 Technical Forum on Sendai Framework Implementation to be held in Bonn, Germany from 5-7 November 2019. Further information about this event will be provided later.
More than a year after the launch of the system, Member States and UNDRR have identified the following needs in order to improve both quantitatively and qualitatively the reporting process:
- Increase understanding of reporting requirements with emphasis on disaggregation;
- Motivate and empower leadership and staff in at both national and local levels to use and/or contribute to SFM to support their own decision-making effectiveness;
- Strengthen ground-level monitoring and evaluation systems with tailored tools and guidance for both the baseline and future reporting;
- Identify stakeholders and potential partnerships (Governments, Civil Society Organisations, UN system, and private sector) to support the collection of data, analysis, and reporting;
Aim of the workshop
The aim of the workshop is to gather all SFM Focal Points from the Sub-Saharan Africa region to foster peer learning exchanges to improve quantitatively and qualitatively the Sendai Framework monitoring and reporting process.
Sendai Framework Monitor Focal Points (who also act as “Coordinators” in the system) of all countries in the Sub-Saharan Africa region.
Representatives working on DRR from the Regional Economic Communities in Sub-Saharan Africa (ECOWAS, ECCAS, IGAD, SADC) and the African Union Commission.
Representatives from UN agencies (FAO, Un-Habitat, UNECA, UN Women, OCHA, UNDP, UNICEF, UNESCO etc.) and other international organisations (IFRC).