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RP23 Concept Note
Under the auspices of the Government of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay as host country and the cooperation of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), the VIII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean, will be held in Punta del Este, Uruguay, from February 28 to March 2, 2023. The VIII Regional Platform represents an opportunity for governments, intergovernmental bodies, the private sector, civil society, scientific-technological community, cooperation agencies and donors, as well as other relevant stakeholders in the Americas and the Caribbean, to exchange experiences and facilitate decisions in the implementation of the Regional Action Plan (RAP) for the implementation of the Sendai Framework in the Americas and the Caribbean, agreed in March 2017 in Montreal, Canada, and updated under the auspice of the Government of Jamaica in November 2021.
Uruguay has proposed to give a relevant space during PR23 to the topics of science, technology, and early warning systems (Target G of the Sendai Framework), under the slogan “Science and Technology for the Comprehensive Management of Disaster Risk”. It is considered that it is necessary to focus on scientific and technological support as a fundamental tool for comprehensive management of disaster risk, particularly with regard to its feasibility, development, financing and implementation.