New Webinar Recording Available: Governance of disasters risk reduction and resilience to boost the sustainable development goals – An HLPF Side Event

On July 6, 2021, 18:00-19:30 EDT, as part of the 2021 United Nations High-level Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York (the HLPF), Stakeholder Forum and Re-Energize DR3, with partners University College London, the University of Ghana, the University of Mauritius, and the University of North Carolina, held an HLPF Side Event entitled:

Governance of disasters risk reduction and resilience to boost the sustainable development goals

A recording of that side event can be found on the Stakeholder Forum Webinars page and hereThe presentations, a single PDF file, here, and relevant content from the webinar chatbox can be found here.

Moderated by Monica Boham, Minister-Counsellor, The Permanent Mission of Ghana to the United Nations

About the Side Event: The Sustainable Development Goals recognize the critical role that the interlinkages between the different goals and targets play. Disaster risk reduction and resilience (DR3) is a cross-cutting issue in the context of sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDG 13.1, which aims to “strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.” The effective implementation of SDG 13.1 requires responsive, inclusive, participatory, and representative decision-making at all levels (SDG 16.7).

This SDG 17 project has been reviewing several developed (3) and developing (3) country approaches to the governance of disaster risk reduction and resilience. Within the project, we have looked at the engagement of stakeholders in drawing up disaster plans at all levels of government. We have also reviewed the available indicators that might be used.

The webinar discusses how to approach stakeholder identification and engagement processes in the context of multi-level governance to ensure that no one is left behind. Specifically, panelists shared experiences from the Re-Energize DR3 project in the United Kingdom, United States, Mauritius, and Ghana.