This Regional Action Plan (RAP) is meant to serve as a foundational document, of a non-legally binding nature, that identifies practices and processes to advance implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) 2015-2030 throughout the Americas and the Caribbean. It marks an evolutionary step towards a concerted regional approach to supporting countries in their efforts to build whole-of-society resilience, reduce disaster risk and impacts, and contribute to the well-being of our societies.
The RAP helps further the implementation of the Sendai Framework in the Americas and the Caribbean through the identification of local, national and regional initiatives that contribute to one or more of the Sendai targets. This approach helps Member States to collectively build upon the Guiding Principles established in the Sendai Framework, in particular those aimed at fostering a whole-of-society approach, in line with the groups and stakeholders identified in the Sendai Framework and coherence across the DRR, climate change new urban agenda and sustainable development frameworks, as well as the Regional Actions listed in the “Guidelines Towards a Regional Action Plan for the Implementation of the Sendai Framework 2015-2030”. The latter were agreed at the First Meeting of Ministers and High-level Authorities on the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 in the Americas hosted by the Government of Paraguay on 9 June 2016.