This essay illuminates four reoccurring obstructions to transitioning the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) into grassroots praxis and offers empirical case studies to highlight these: community ownership of risk, youth involvement, bipartisan support for implementation, and holistic development funding.
The author proposes the following to overcome the obstructions to the HFA:
- Engaging communities and building on embedded capacities to facilitate and relegitimize
community cohesion is required.
- Only with responsibility and ownership of risk will young people recognise and utilise their capacity both now and as developing adults.
- It is only with a holistic approach to development funding that negative impacts can be avoided and best possible outcomes manifested for communities and individuals.
This document is an input paper of the 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction.