|9:00 - 10:00||OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY|
|11:00 - 12:30||HL1||HIGH LEVEL SESSION 1
Americas & Caribbean: the resilience-building challenge
for the next decades
|UNDRR / CDEMA /
ECLAC / PAHO/
|14:00 - 15:00||P1||PARALLEL SESSION 1
Environmental protection and climate change adaptation to build local
and national resilient economies: Dividends of Nature Based Solutions
|UNDP / IBC CC & Resilience /
|14:00 - 15:00||P2||PARALLEL SESSION 2
Enhancing the resilience of infrastructure
|PAHO / UNOPS - WB /
|15:30 - 16:30||SP1||SPECIAL SESSION 1
Regional Risk Assessment Report 2021 (Regional Risk Landscape):
towards an integrated, multistakeholder, gender-responsive risk governance
|UNDRR / ECLAC /
|15:30 - 16:30||LL1||LEARNING LABS 1
Disaster Impact Modelling
|UN OCHA / CEPREDENAC /
|09:00 - 10:00||P5||PARALLEL SESSION 5
Using social protection mechanisms to address inequalities
in preparedness, response and recovery
|GNDR / CISS / SISCA|
|09:00 - 10:00||P6||PARALLEL SESSION 6
Local governments, environmental management and disaster risk reduction:
addressing multiple hazards and supporting the most at-risk
|GOVERNMENT OF JAMAICA /
CDEMA/ COLOMBIA / PAHO /
|09:00 - 10:00||E5||SIDE EVENT 5
Making cities resilient: the urban challenge
|MCR2030 / ICLEI|
|09:00 - 10:00||E6||SIDE EVENT 6
Systemic risk, development and societies. Beyond the 2030 global landmarks
|09:00 - 12:00||MINISTERIAL MEETING|
|11:00 - 12:00||P7||PARALLEL SESSION 7
|OCHA / IFRC|
|11:00 - 12:00||LL3||LEARNING LABS 3
From Early Warning Systems to Impact-based Forecasting:
Strengthening people-centred multi-hazard Early Warning Systems in the Caribbean region
|CREWS / World Bank / GFDRR / WMO / UNDRR / CDEMA / UNDP|
|11:00 - 12:00||E7||SIDE EVENT 7
Energy & water in resilient economies
|11:00 - 12:00||E8||SIDE EVENT 8
Resilient Tourism: lessons from 2020
|Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC) /
ECLAC / CEPREDENAC
|14:00 - 15:30||HL3||HIGH LEVEL SESSION 3
Social protection and inclusion to strengthen community resilience
|IFRC / GNDR / PAHO / ECLAC|
|09:00 - 10:30||HL4||HIGH LEVEL SESSION 4
Strengthening Disaster Risk Governance: Lessons from COVID-19
|PAHO / UNDRR / UNDP /
GNDR / CEPREDENAC
|11:00 - 12:00||P8||PARALLEL SESSION 8
Understanding systemic risk and promoting a risk-informed
people-centered sustainable development
|UNDRR / UWI / UNICEF|
|11:00 - 12:00||LL4||LEARNING LABS 4
Cultural Heritage Management & DRR: Introducing the Scorecard’s New Addendum to Make Cities Resilient
|UNDRR / UNESCO / AECOM|
|11:00 - 12:00||SL||LEARNING SESSION & LAB
Lightning and wildfires
|WMO / IBC / FAO / NOAA|
|11:00 - 12:00||E9||SIDE EVENT 9
Achievements and challenges of risk governance in the context of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The case of Uruguay
|11:00 - 12:00||E10||SIDE EVENTS 10
Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Nature-based Solutions)
for increased resilience in the Americas and Caribbean
|14:00 - 15:00||CLOSING CEREMONY|
Due to the intergovernmental and inter-sectorial nature of the regional platform sessions, an Advisory Council is formed and charged with designing the agenda and establishing the structure and content of the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean.
The Advisory Council is formed by representatives of Governments, Civil Society, Private Sector, Science and Technology Community, UN agencies and Development Banks. The principles governing the composition of the Advisory Council seek to ensure a diversity of perspectives, the representation of different stakeholders and expertise in all aspects of DRR and related subjects.
The Advisory Council of the RP is usually formed, at least, 12 months before the event in order to develop and sign off on the Concept Note for the Regional Platform, design the event's structure and develop its agenda.
High Level Sessions
The Agenda includes High-level dialogues, which aim at connecting global discussions with regional priorities.
[High Level sessions agenda]
The event has numerous parallel sessions that cover important aspects for the implementation of the priorities of the Sendai Framework in the region. These sessions are important to share learning and exchange best practices in disaster risk reduction of multiple stakeholders across sectors.
[Parallel sessions agenda]
The VII Regional Platform also hosts a Ministerial Meeting, in which Ministers and High-Level Government representatives of different sectors take stock of the challenges and opportunities as well as mark the priorities for the implementation of the Sendai Framework in the region for the next two years. The output of this meeting is a Ministerial Declaration.
RAP Technical Session
The Regional Action Plan (RAP) for the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 – 2030 in the Americas is the adopted roadmap for the implementation of disaster risk reduction in the region of the America and Caribbean, which aims to achieve the targets of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 – 2030.
A stock-taking process at the regional level is being undertaken and will reflect on the lessons learned, challenges and opportunities present in the region – including those emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic - toward adjusting the RAP and the pace of its implementation.
To this end, a regional governmental consultation is being led by the Government of Jamaica and conclude in a RAP technical session at the RP21 on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. The key messages, recommendations, and next steps will serve as inputs to the Seventh Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (2022), the Mid-Term Review of the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and the session of the Ministerial Panel at the RP21 event.
A parallel Civil Society Mid-Term Review of Implementation of Sendai & Regional Action Plan is also taking place on the RAP & the Mid-Term Review of implementation of the Sendai Framework. The results of this non-governmental consultation will be compiled in a summary report and put forward in an official statement by GNDR on behalf of civil society organizations in the region for consideration of Member States as well as to complement the governmental consultative process taking place in the context of the RP21.
A limited number of side events are available, covering key areas in DRR at regional level. They have a standard duration of 60 minutes and are announced in the RP agenda.
[Side events agenda]
Several learning labs sessions offer facilitated peer-to-peer learning opportunities on specific topics relevant to the themes of the Regional Platform. A small-scale setting of 20-30 participants provides an effective environment for peer-to-peer learning, knowledge and experience sharing.
[Learning labs agenda]
To access all official statements, click HERE.
The Ideas Incubator is an arena in which the selected participants of the VII Regional Platform will have 5 minutes (strictly timed) to present their projects, products or initiatives in the field of disaster risk reduction using a pre-recorded video format.
The goal is to offer a space to share new ideas and spark innovation. This space complements and expands the range of topics discussed and presented in the VII Regional Platform. The Ideas Incubator is open to all participants. Those interested in presenting at the Ideas Incubator shall fill in an application form submitting a two minutes maximum video teaser and the Platform organizers will select presentations according to the following criteria: diversity of topics, gender balance, geographic diversity, and space availability.
Here are the ideas chosen for this space:
- The adventures of Zeus and his friends in Osasco - Coordenadoria Municipal de Defesa Civil e Secretaria de Meio Ambiente e Recursos Hídricos da Prefeitura de Osasco
- Understanding climate change and its risks with a systemic and comprehensive vision - AURORA science communications
- A way forward towards a systemic and risk-centred disaster preparedness approach in the Region: The results of the 2021 ECHO DP Workshop - ECHO
- Resilient MSMEs - Previdere Lex
- A day in Disaster Risk Management - Sociedad Nacional de la Cruz Roja Colombiana
- Transforming Information Management into knowledge to develop more resilient territories - Independent
- Understanding disaster risk for cultural heritage in the historic city of Arequipa, Peru - International Counsel of Museums Perú (ICOM - Perú)
- Music and crypto to improve hurricane preparedness - Pacifico
- Equipping ourselves: tools for community resilience - Escuela Psicólogía social Uruguay
- Analysis of the tsunamigenic potential of the Mexican subduction zone - Instituto de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
- Inclusive Community Early Warning Systems: an effective tool to build resilience - Humanity & Inclusion
- Technological tools for Disaster Risk Reduction in Public Investment - Instituto Centroamericano de Administración Pública (ICAP)
- Protocols to build resilient communities, a new proposal - UACM
- Preparation of risk management plans and execution of family drills by university students from urban and rural areas as a process of risk reduction and resilience in their communities - Politecnico Colombiano Jaime Isaza Cadavid
- Inclusive diagnostic and risk analysis for more effective DRM - Humanity & Inclusion
- Awareness workshops on Comprehensive Risk Management in rural schools in Uruguay - Sistema Nacional de Emergencias - Presidencia de la República
- Integrated and interdisciplinary disaster risk assessment - Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)
- Improving connectivity for early warning systems and Covid-19 response in Alto Paraguay - COOPI
- COVID Response and Disability - Nothing about us without us - Red GIRDD-LAC
- Design Structure Matrix for Modeling Infrastructure Interdependencies in Community Recovery - Texas A&M University
- Master in Urbanism, Mention in Governance with a focus on Climate Change, course in Resilience and Risk Management (from the Ecuadorian Academy) - PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DEL ECUADOR
- Integrating disaster risk reduction, climate adaptation, and management of environmental systems into local government - Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)
- Tsunami Ready - Towards A Safer Ocean - UNESCO/IOC-Tsunami Unit and Caribbean Tsunami Information Centre (CTIC)
- Resilience Cube - CONSEJO INTEGRADOR DE LA CONSTRUCCIÓN, LA INDUSTRIA Y EL DESARROLLO, INCIDE, A.C.
- Fiberglass rods a sustainable and safe proposal - B&C Projects S.A.S - Armastek Colombia
- Video Contest: Voices of the community in the Americas and the Caribbean GETTING READY FOR A RESILIENT FUTURE - MCR2030
- Disaster Resilience Week, learn to prevent, prevent to protect - Disaster Medical Assistance Team
- Tsunamis Girls - UNDRR/UNESCO
Here are the stands we will host on our Innovation Platform:
- UNESCO/IOC - Caribbean Tsunami Information Centre
- Universidad del Quindío ~ REDULAC/RRD Colombia
- DG ECHO
- CIMA Research Foundation
- Red GIRDD-LAC
- Humanity & Inclusion
- Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) Secretariat
- SIPROL SpA
- Institución Universitaria Colegio Mayor de Antioquia
- Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management
- Care Internacional en Honduras
- Water Resources Authority
- World Bank
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ
- Jamaica National Group
- Special presentation by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Visit the Swiss Booth with its innovative virtual concept. Browse virtually through the Swiss Stand and learn more about the work of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC and its partners on Disaster Risk Reduction in the Andes Region, Central America and the Caribbean.
Daily from 1-3 November at 10:00 a.m. – 14:00 p.m. (GMT-5) the stand follows its own agenda with attractive live events including presentations, panels and learning labs and pre-recorded contents.
Discover the Swiss Booth with its four thematic blocks:
- Risk Governance and Risk-informed Investment (see Program)
- Appropriate Preparedness for a Better Response (see Program)
- Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience (see Program)
- Actions in the Framework of the Pandemic and other DRR Actions (see Program)
Register HERE , we are looking forward to your participation.
- Ministerial Declaration of the Fourth 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] [FR] [PT]
- Regional Action Plan for the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 20-203 in the Americas and the Caribbean (updated November 2021) [EN] [ES] [FR] [PT]
- Statement of Youth of the Americas and the Caribbean on Disaster Risk Reduction within the framework of the VII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean [EN] [ES] [VIDEO]
- Civil Society Organizations statement at the VII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean [EN] [ES]
- VII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean Chair's Summary [EN] [ES] [FR] [PT]
- Access the statement of the Inclusive Disaster Risk Management and Disability Network of Latin America and the Caribbean [HERE]
- Concept note
- Accesible concept note
- Digital Brochure
- Regional Action Plan
- Media Handbook
- Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030
- Jamaica Disaster Risk Management Act, 2015
- Building a Caribbean Pathway for Disaster Resilience in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
- Regional Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) strategy and results framework
- Regional Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Strategy and results framework Summary
- Co-chair's summary GP19
- Proceedings RP18