This document presents the programme of the third session of the Global Platform on disaster risk reduction, which main theme, 'Invest today for a safer tomorrow - Increase investment in local action,' covers three main topics: (A) reconstruction and recovery; (B) economics of disaster risk reduction; and (C) alliances with climate change and development. It builds on: (i) the findings and recommendations of the second session in 2009; (ii) the results of the Mid-term review of the Hyogo Framework for Action; (iii) the 2011 Global Assessment Report on disaster risk reduction; and (iv) the 2010 publication 'Natural hazards, unnatural disasters: the economics of effective prevention.' It also features the World Reconstruction Conference (WRC), organized by the World Bank, that adds to the policy dialogue for more effective support to countries in recovery and risk reduction.
The programme contains details of: (i) preparatory meetings and events; (ii) the official programme; (iii) ceremonies and receptions; (iv) plenary sessions; (v) the World Reconstruction Conference; (vi) roundtables; (vii) featured events; (viii) side events; (ix) the market place; as well as (x) a summary of the Chair’s assessment of the main thrusts of the deliberations at the second session of the Global Platform on disaster risk reduction; and (xi) a discussion paper for the third session of the Global Platform for disaster risk reduction and the World Reconstruction Conference.
It is intended to bring together leaders, opinion makers, practitioners and experts to commit to action and set the future course of disaster risk reduction. The main outcome of the Global Platform will be a Chair’s Summary that will outline actions and set the priorities for the disaster risk reduction community.