Regional platforms

Regional platforms
Regional Platforms are multi-stakeholder forums that reflect the commitment of governments to improve coordination and implementation of disaster risk reduction activities while linking to international and national efforts.

Risks and vulnerabilities go beyond national boundaries so inter-governmental collaboration is key to addressing disaster risk reduction at a regional level. Regional platforms provide a forum for all those engaged in disaster risk reduction to showcase practical applications for disaster risk reduction, exchange experience and develop joint statements, strategies and action plans, which guide decision makers and practitioners.

UNDRR's regional offices serve as the supporting secretariat for regional platforms.

Regional platforms for disaster risk reduction evolved steadily between 2005-2015. In the final years of the Hyogo Framework, platform participants called for stronger recognition of regional mechanisms to implement and oversee disaster risk reduction.

In the post-2015 Sendai Framework era, regional platforms remain a key opportunity to tackle trans-boundary issues around disaster prevention and preparedness, provide leadership and direction, and propose relevant solutions to address disaster risk and to build the resilience of communities and nations.

Upcoming regional platforms

Asia PacificSecond Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk ReductionGovernment of the Philippines14-17 October 2024
Africa 9th Africa Regional Platform for DRR Republic of Namibia 21-24 October 2024
Arab States6th Arab Platform for DRRGovernment of Kuwait28-31 October 2024
Europe and Central AsiaEurope and Central Asia Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR)Republic of Montenegro6-8 November 2024

All regional platforms

Aerial view of a neighborhood in the city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Africa Regional Platform
The biennial Africa Regional Platform has established itself as a critical mechanism that brings together Member States, Regional Economic Communities, development partners and other disaster risk reduction stakeholders to review progress, share experiences, good practices and lessons learned on disaster risk reduction at the regional level.
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Americas Regional Platform
The Regional Platforms for the Americas and the Caribbean are spaces where multiple key partners such as governments (national, subnational and local), intergovernmental organisations, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, scientific and academic institutions, civil society, the private sector, youth, donors and the media come together to share experiences, exchange knowledge and make agreements on the main regional priorities for disaster risk reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean region.
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Arab States Regional Platform
Building on the momentum in the political and technical dialogue towards disaster risk reduction in the region, the Regional Platform places the Arab States Region at the center of the discussion of the regional agenda for the implementation of the Sendai Framework.

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