E-tutorial on the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Event Organisers: 

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).



Registration Deadline: 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Language of event: 


The new DRR Framework for Action to be adopted in March 2015 will be the outcome of a process unfolding over two years including a variety of stakeholders and several on-line, regional and thematic consultations. These consultations help build consensus but also bring to the fore new issues that have to be discussed and agreed during the Preparatory Committee Meetings and ultimately at the Sendai World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

The challenge for diplomats and experts acting as delegates is to maintain a fair appraisal of the key issues being discussed while remaining up-to-date on the current process and the forthcoming deadlines and events. This online tutorial aims to contribute to establishing a levelled playing field for all actors involved, thus facilitating in a transparent and impartial way the discussion and adoption of the new Framework.

This initiative is undertaken in consultation with the SRSG for Disaster Reduction and in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR).

This initiative has the goal of creating a level playing field for all actors involved, ensuring a minimum standard of understanding of the main issues by all concerned and a common starting point for the negotiation of the outcome document to be adopted in Sendai. This is done with the intention of supporting the process leading to the World Conference in Sendai and facilitating the adoption of the new DRR framework for action.

The tutorial is structured in 4 modules that require a total learning time of 3 hours in one or various sessions:

1. Disaster Risk Reduction and its essential components.

2. Evolution of the DRR agenda and the Hyogo Framework for Action.

3. Coherence between DRR, development and climate change.

4. A delegates' guide to the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

The tutorial will be updated with special modules on emerging areas of interest for the new framework

To register, please visit: http://www.unitar.org/event/e-tutorial-post-2015-framework-disaster-risk-reduction

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