VIII Session of the

Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

in the Americas and the Caribbean 

 

The VIII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean will be held in Punta del Este, Uruguay, from February 28 to March 2, 2023. The VIII Regional Platform represents an opportunity for governments, intergovernmental bodies, private sector, civil society, scientific-technological communities, youth, cooperation agencies and donors, as well as other relevant stakeholders in the Americas and the Caribbean, to exchange experiences and facilitate decisions on the Regional Action Plan (RAP) for the implementation of the Sendai Framework in the Americas and the Caribbean, agreed in March 2017 in Montreal, Canada, and revised under the auspice of the Government of Jamaica in November 2021.

Uruguay has proposed a relevant space during RP23 to the topics of science, technology, and Early Warning Systems (Target G of the Sendai Framework), under the slogan "Science and Technology for the Comprehensive Management of Disaster Risk". It is considered necessary to focus on scientific and technological support as a fundamental tool for comprehensive management of disaster risk, particularly regarding its feasibility, development, financing and implementation.

The VIII Regional Platform will be developed in hybrid mode, as it will be conducted in person, but also enabling the necessary access for virtual participation in key spaces.

 

  • BREAKING: Download the Proceedings of the VIII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean [EN] [ES]
  • BREAKING: Download the Ministerial Declaration of the Fifth High-Level Meeting of Ministers and Authorities on the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 in the Americas and the Caribbean [EN] [ES] [PT]
  • BREAKING: Download the Regional Action Plan for the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean (updated March 2023) [EN] [ES]
  • BREAKING: Download the Chair Summary of the VIII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean [EN] [ES]
  • BREAKING: Download the Statement of Youth of the Americas and the Caribbean on Disaster Risk Reduction within the framework of the VIII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean [EN] [ES]
  • BREAKING: Download the Science and Technology statement at the VIII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean [EN] [ES]
  • BREAKING: Download the Global Network of Civil Society Organizations statement at the VIII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean [EN] [ES]
  • BREAKING: Download the Integrated Disaster Risk Management in the Americas and the Caribbean: insights for a new scientific and technological-based regional agenda report from the VIII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean [EN] [ES]
  • BREAKING: Download the Final report on gender observatory from the VIII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean [EN] [ES]
  • BREAKING: You can now see all the RP23's photos HERE

 

Key documents

Get to know the RP23

You can now take a look at the content and speakers of the VIII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean.

Read the Digital Brochure, the Logistics Note and other important documents. 

Content RP23

 

Registration is now open for virtual participation

 

 

 

 

More than 50 projects applied to the Ignite Stage

 

The call to submit an application for the Ignite Stage closed, more than 50 innovative projects in the field of disaster risk reduction were received.

The Ignite Stage will offer the opportunity to showcase innovative ideas and initiatives in disaster risk reduction. Its aim is to complement and broaden the range of topics and projects discussed at RP23 beyond those presented in the main sessions and side events. Each of the selected participants will have the opportunity to speak for 15 minutes. The Ignite Stage will take place as a face-to-face event in a physical space in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

 

EXPO submissions are closed

 

The EXPO is a space for attracting and showcasing new and innovative approaches in disaster risk reduction (DRR), including those related to the use of new technology, awareness-raising or educational activities. 

 

 

Latest announcements
GP News
Resiliencetech winners
| Source: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean Uruguay - government
The competition aimed to demonstrate that data is not just for experts and scientists but should be available for local communities on the front line
Closing ceremony RP23
| Source: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean Uruguay - government
Held in Punta del Este, Uruguay, more than 1,000 people attended the first in-person RP forum since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with an
Ministerial declaration
| Source: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean Uruguay - government
In the declaration, ministers and officials acknowledged that disasters are socially constructed and disaster risk reduction is crucial for

 

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