About 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.

2021 Regional Platforms Planning
DATE REGION TITLE &
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
HOST
GOVERNMENT
1-4 November 2021 AMERICAS &
THE CARIBBEAN
7th Regional Platform for DRR for the Americas & the Caribbean:
Building resilient economies
JAMAICA
8-11 November 2021 ARAB STATES 5th Arab Regional Platform for DRR:From risk to resilience:
accelerating local action for DRR
MOROCCO
16-19 November 2021 AFRICA 8th Africa Regional Platform for DRR: Towards disaster risk-informed development for a resilient Africa in a COVID-19 transformed world KENYA
24-26 November 2021 EUROPE European Forum for DRR (EFDRR):
Working together to reduce disaster risks
PORTUGAL
- December 2021*
- Second half 2022**
ASIA PACIFIC Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on DRR

* Special session of the Asia Pacific Partnership Forum on DRR planned in 2021 to launch the Asia Pacific Action Plan 2021-2024 - December 2021

** Ministerial event postponed to second half 2022 (exact date to be confirmed)
AUSTRALIA
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