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National event to commemorate the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) – 13th October 2021.

Under the guidance of Major General Sudantha Ransinghe (Retd.), Director General of the Disaster Management Centre (DMC), Disaster Management Centre organized hybrid webinar on “COVID-19 and systemic risks” in collaboration with The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), University of Huddersfield, UK, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and The Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP) for commemorating International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) on 13th October 2021 at the BMICH, Colombo.

Secretary, Ministry of Defence and Secretary, State Ministry of National Security and Disaster Management General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd) was chief gest of this event.

 

Local and international professionals and academia shared their knowledge and experiences in this national event.

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National event to commemorate the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) – 13th October 2021 Theme: “COVID-19 and Systemic Risks”

The United Nations General Assembly has designated 13th October 2021 as the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction to promote a global culture of disaster risk reduction. It is an opportunity given to member countries to acknowledge the progress being made toward reducing disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2020. In 2016, with the UN Secretary General launching “The Sendai Seven Campaign” to promote each of the seven targets over seven years. The target selected for 2021 is Target F: “Substantially enhance international cooperation to developing countries through adequate and sustainable support to complement their national actions for implementation of the present Framework by 2030.” Accordingly, this year’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) will be commemorated on 13th October 2021 based on Target “F” of the Sendai Framework on the core theme of, “ONLY TOGETHER... CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET”.

The overall goal of the commemoration is to provide an advocacy platform to highlight best practice examples of international cooperation which have a positive impact on the lives of people who live in disaster prone parts of the world i.e. reducing the numbers of people affected by man-made and natural hazards. The main objectives of IDDRR 2021 are  (1) promote and encourage events at national and community level to mark the implementation of the Sendai Framework with a focus on international cooperation and Target f, highlighting challenges faced with COVID-19 pandemic and (2) highlight achievements of international cooperation in delivering clear benefits for risk management in developing countries.

In commemorating the IDDRR 2021, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) as the focal point for disaster risk management in Sri Lanka, is organising a national commemoration programme which will be held on 13th October 2021 at the BMICH, Colombo from 1.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. {(IST) UTC +5:30} in the form of a hybrid (i.e. virtual and with physical presence) event. The theme of the event is “COVID-19 and systemic risks” which complements the IDDRR 2021 - objectives 1 and 2 i.e. (1) “promote and encourage events at national and community level to understand the complexity of risk, which in turn will help towards  Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) planning at national and local levels” and (2)“Highlight achievements of international cooperation in delivering clear benefits for risk management in developing countries” and also the fact that, COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the need for international cooperation on pandemic preparedness planning. The event will focus on the key areas that have been significantly affected due to the pandemic from Sri Lanka’s point of view and also with special emphasis on the importance of having a better understanding of the multidimensional nature of risks, from a systemic perspective. The views and experiences to be shared by a renowned panel of local and overseas professionals and academics will showcase Sri Lanka’s envelopment in strengthening international cooperation to transform learned lessons into effective mechanisms of regional collaboration, in the face of systemic risks. 

 

Zoom link for register webinar.  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o23WH93HT0iPWDKeZzCHaA 

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Downloard agenda of the National event to commemorate the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) – 13th October 2021 

Tsumani Exersis

Downloard more details - Exercise Indian Ocean Wave 20

Sympesium

Downloard more details -International Symposium on Multi-Hazard Early Warning and Disaster Risk Reduction

International Materials

Downloard more details - International Collaboration in Disaster Risk Reduction Related Activities 

 Child Cenrterd DRR

Downloard more details - Child Centered Disaster Risk Reduction

Readyness and Response

Downloard more details -  Readiness and Response - Managing safety centres

 

SAR Practise

Downloard more details - Search and Response - To reduce the impact to disasters

 Media-01

Downloard more details - Voice of Media- in Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience oice of Media- in Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience 

 

National event to commemorate the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) – 13th October 2021

 

Theme: “COVID-19 and Systemic Risks”

 

The United Nations General Assembly has designated 13th October 2021 as the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction to promote a global culture of disaster risk reduction. It is an opportunity given to member countries to acknowledge the progress being made toward reducing disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2020. In 2016, with the UN Secretary General launching “The Sendai Seven Campaign” to promote each of the seven targets over seven years. The target selected for 2021 is Target F: “Substantially enhance international cooperation to developing countries through adequate and sustainable support to complement their national actions for implementation of the present Framework by 2030.” Accordingly, this year’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) will be commemorated on 13th October 2021 based on Target “F” of the Sendai Framework on the core theme of,

“ONLY TOGETHER…CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET”.

The overall goal of the commemoration is to provide an advocacy platform to highlight best practice examples of international cooperation which have a positive impact on the lives of people who live in disaster prone parts of the world i.e. reducing the numbers of people affected by man-made and natural hazards.  The main objectives  of  IDDRR 2021 are  (1) promote and encourage events at national and community level to mark the implementation of the Sendai Framework with a focus on international cooperation and Target f, highlighting challenges faced with COVID-19 pandemic and (2) highlight achievements of international cooperation in delivering clear benefits for risk management in developing countries.

In commemorating the IDDRR 2021, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) as the focal point for disaster risk management in Sri Lanka, is organising a national commemoration programme which will be held on 13th October 2021 at the BMICH, Colombo from 1.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. {(IST) UTC +5:30} in the form of a hybrid (i.e. virtual and with physical presence) event. The theme of the event is “COVID-19 and systemic risks” which complements the IDDRR 2021 - objectives 1 and 2 i.e. (1) “promote and encourage events at national and community level to understand the complexity of risk, which in turn will help towards  Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) planning at national and local levels” and (2)  “Highlight achievements of international cooperation in delivering clear benefits for risk management in developing countries” and also the fact that, COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the need for international cooperation on pandemic preparedness planning. The event will focus on the key areas that have been significantly affected due to the pandemic from Sri Lanka’s point of view and also with special emphasis on the importance of having a better understanding of the multidimensional nature of risks, from a systemic perspective. The views and experiences to be shared by a renowned panel of local and overseas professionals and academics will showcase Sri Lanka’s envelopment in strengthening international cooperation to transform learned lessons into effective mechanisms of regional collaboration, in the face of systemic risks.

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