In response to disaster trends and the increased expectations and demands by Governments and other stakeholders to implement the Hyogo Framework for Action, the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) has evolved into a global system of partnerships: the ISDR system.
The ISDR system is composed of national authorities and platforms, regional, international, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, the United Nations system, international financial institutions, and scientific and technical bodies and various specialized networks. ISDR system partners face a common set of major challenges to scale up action to implement the Hyogo Framework. Meeting those challenges requires coordinated and complementary action at community, provincial, national and international levels.
This draft publication outlines the ISDR System Joint Work Programme of the ISDR system, 2008-2009.