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.
Join the RP23
The VIII Session of the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction takes place in Punta del Este, Uruguay.
The RP23 is an inclusive event, with possibilities for broad and diverse participation.
Registration is now closed
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.
Punta del Este is one of the most important tourist destinations in Uruguay that combines the beauty of nature with modern constructions and an intense cultural life. Explore the location of PR23.