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How to reduce risk, address impacts and strengthen resilience


Online presentation and Q&A on the Words into Action Guidelines on Disaster Displacement
How to reduce risk, address impacts and strengthen resilience
recorded at the Occasion of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

Tuesday 13 October 2020 | 14:00-15:00 CEST 
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Held every 13 October, the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face. In 2020, the focus of the IDDRR is on Target (E) of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (Sendai Framework): ‘Substantially increase the number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies by 2020’. With a focus on “It’s all about governance”, the IDDRR is an apt opportunity to explore the integration of disaster displacement considerations into disaster risk reduction (DRR) policy and practice, as a means to improve risk governance. This online event will identify key issues related to disaster displacement and the tools available to address displacement risk in DRR strategies towards the achievement of Target (E).


Welcome and setting the context: an online presentation and Q&A on a tool developed for DRR practitioners to address disaster displacement. 
Moderator: Sarah Koeltzow, Policy Officer, PDD Secretariat

What is disaster displacement? 
Bina Desai, Head of Policy and Research, IDMC

What can DRR actors do about disaster displacement? 
Ezekiel Simperingham, Asia Pacific Regional Migration and Displacement Coordinator, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Why do we talk about disaster displacement at International DRR Day focusing on Target E? 
Animesh Kumar, Deputy Chief of UNDRR Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Which global tools other than the Sendai Framework address disaster displacement? 
Atle Solberg, Head of the Secretariat, PDD

Which tools are available for DRR actors to address disaster displacement? 
Silvi Llosa, Consultant, NRC

What support can interested DRR actors obtain to implement these tools? 
Nina Birkeland, Senior Adviser on Disaster Displacement and Climate Change, NRC

How does it look like at the regional level, to implement the WiA on disaster displacement? 
Juan Carlos Méndez, PDD Regional Adviser for the Americas and the Caribbean

Answers to frequent questions submitted before the session by interested stakeholders and/or submitted during the session via the Q&A box

Wrap Up and Closing

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