Integrating disaster displacement into DRR strategies, policies, plans and legal frameworks

Parallel session 4


Organized by:
Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD)
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

 11:00-12:00 GMT-5
 2 November 2021
 Parallel session 3

The sixth edition of the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction held in Cartagena, Colombia, featured a session on human mobility in the context of disasters and climate change, with a particular focus on practices integrating migrant communities in DRR, through protecting people displaced across borders by disasters and foreigners affected by disasters abroad. This parallel session at the RP21 will have a different but complementary scope, looking at challenges, effective practices and opportunities for integrating disaster displacement challenges into DRR legal frameworks, policies, strategies and plans. 
Parallel session 4 will employ various audience-interaction and visual presentation methods to: 

  • Discuss key challenges of integrating disaster displacement in DRR legal frameworks, policies, strategies and plans and ways to overcome them.
  • Share recent best practices and tools in this area.




Michelle Forbes
Director, National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines


Luis Doñas
Foreign Affairs Liaison Officer, National Emergency Office of the Ministry of Interior and Public Security (ONEMI), Chile


Liza Mariana Hernández-Betancourth
Regional Lead for Americas and the Caribbean, Global Network of Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR)

Pablo Escribano
Regional Thematic Specialist in Migration, Environment and Climate Change, Regional Office for Central America, North America and the Caribbean, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Juan Carlos Méndez
Advisor for Latin America and the Caribbean, Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD), former Nansen Initiative


Sophie Teyssier
Coordinator for the Americas, Disaster Law and Legislative Advocacy, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) 

Session information


Session type: Panel

Who can attend: Registered participants


English, Spanish, French


 International sign language

 Closed captions

 Accessible room

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