Regional Webinar on Sendai Framework Monitor (SFM) Reporting in the Arab Region
The Regional Webinar on Sendai Framework Monitor (SFM) Reporting in the Arab Region was organized on September, 7, 2020 to review the progress of Arab countries on SFM reporting and agree on concrete steps to ensure increased and enhanced quality reporting on the required data The webinar focused on several objectives with main focus on a follow-up on Arab states’ commitment at the national and regional level to review the progress made in the implementing of Sendai framework through SFM reporting. Also, to follow-up on SFM reporting on the development and implementation of national and local DRR strategies to achieve Target E of the Sendai Framework.
The discussion between the National Focal Point and UNDRR ROAS team was around the need for disaggregation of data and reporting on COVID-19 losses on SFM and review of the SFM status and agree on concrete steps to take to increase SFM reporting and enhance the quality of data entered before the next reporting milestones.
The webinar was attended by the Sendai Framework Focal Points in Algeria, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Sudan, Tunisia, UAE, and Yemen and it was led by Mr. Sujit Mohanty, Chief of UNDRR ROAS, who expressed his appreciation for the ongoing response and recovery efforts from the COVID-19 and other disaster impacts and introduced two new National Sendai Focal Points in the region; namely: Mr. Afra Hamid from Algeria and Mr. Mohamed Jarefa from Morocco. Mr. Mohanty affirmed that the webinar was being organized in advance of the upcoming global SFM milestone of 1 October 2020 to review the progress made by Arab states in SFM reporting and address the gaps to increase reporting and enhance data quality and underlined the importance of active participation in the group discussion on Target E and data disaggregation to identify challenges and recommend actions to take to address them over the next 6 months and before the upcoming milestone of 31 March 2021.