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The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), 2015 - 2030, is the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda identifying targets and priority actions towards reducing disaster risks by resilient and sustainable development.

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  • India is signatory to the SFDRR and in June 2016, India became one of the first countries to align its National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) with the SFDRR.

  • NDMP now clearly identifies regional, national, and local targets along with short, medium and long-term activities targeting SFDRR.

What is Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction?

  • Sendai Framework is a 15-year voluntary, non-binding agreement recognizing State’s role in reducing disaster risk with responsibility shared with local government, the private sector, and other stakeholders.

  • Sendai Framework is the successor instrument to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005 - 2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters

Aims of Sendai Framework

  • Substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods, and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries.

  • It is the outcome of stakeholder consultations initiated in March 2012 and inter-governmental negotiations held from July 2014 to March 2015, which were supported by the UNISDR upon the request of the UN General Assembly.

  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) supports the implementation, follow-up, and review of the Sendai Framework.

The Seven Global Targets of Sendai Framework

  • Substantially reduce global disaster mortality by 2030, aiming to lower average per 100, 000 global mortality rate in the decade 2020 - 2030 compared to the period 2005 - 2015.

  • Substantially reduce the number of affected people globally by 2030, aiming to lower average global figure per 100, 000 in the decade 2020 - 2030 compared to the period 2005 - 2015.

  • Reduce direct disaster economic loss in relation to global gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030.

  • Substantially reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services, among them health and educational facilities, including through developing their resilience by 2030.

  • Substantially increase the number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies by 2020.

  • Substantially enhance international cooperation to developing countries through adequate and sustainable support to complement their national actions for implementation of this Framework by 2030.

  • Substantially increase the availability of and access to multi-hazard early warning systems and disaster risk information and assessments to the people by 2030.

The Four Priorities for Action under Sendai Framework

  • Priority 1. Understanding disaster risk based on dimensions of vulnerability, capacity, exposure of persons and assets, hazard characteristics, and the environment.

  • Priority 2. Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk at the national, regional and global levels

  • Priority 3. Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience through public and private investment in disaster risk prevention and reduction.

  • Priority 4. Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction

Implementation Guide for the Sendai Framework

  • The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction charts the global course over the next 15 years to support implementation, ensure engagement and ownership of action by all stakeholders, and strengthen accountability in disaster risk reduction.

  • Provides evidence-based and practical guidance for implementation in close collaboration with States through mobilization of experts and reinforcing a culture of prevention in relevant stakeholders

NDMA Training of Trainers for Sendai Framework

  • First national-level Training of Trainers programme aimed to sensitize various Central Ministries and Departments on utilization of Sendai Monitor for developing action plans for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

  • This training programme built capacity to utilize defined indicators to monitor the progress of the Sendai targets and enable personnel to lead consultations and train on the monitoring Sendai Framework Targets.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 26, 2017

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