programme

Programme

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TIME No. SESSION NAME ORGANIZER
11:00 - 12:30 HL1 HIGH LEVEL SESSION 1
Americas & Caribbean: the resilience-building challenge
for the next decades
UNDRR / CDEMA /
ECLAC / PAHO/
CEPREDENAC
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
IBC CC & Resilience /
IFRC / UNDP
14:00 - 15:00 P2 PARALLEL SESSION 2
Enhancing resilient infrastructure
UNOPS - WB /
PAHO / UNDRR
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 /
GNDR
15:30 - 16:30 LL1 LEARNING LABS 1
Disaster Impact Modelling
CEPREDENAC SICA /
OCHA
15:30 - 16:30 E1 SIDE EVENTS 1
Innovative Financial Strategies for Resilience:
Looking Beyond Insurance and Contingent Credit
ECLAC / CDB

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TIME No. SESSION NAME ORGANIZER
9:00 - 10:30 HL2 HIGH LEVEL SESSION 2
Building resilient economies: building back, better and greener, leaving no one behind
ECLAC / UNDP
10:30 - 12:30   RAP TECHNICAL SESSION  
11:00 - 12:00 P3 PARALLEL SESSION 3
Overcoming disaster economic losses:
integrating risk and hazard information into public and private investments
 
11:00 - 12:00 P4 PARALLEL SESSION 4
Integrating disaster displacement into DRR strategies, policies,
plans and legal frameworks
PDD / IOM / IFRC
11:00 - 12:00 E2 SIDE EVENT 2
Risk-Informed Recovery in a multi-Hazards context:
Current times lessons learned from current times
UNDP / WB
14:00 - 15: 00 SP2 SPECIAL SESSION 2
A regional approach to coordination on multi-hazards: 2020 lessons from the Caribbean
CDEMA/UWI/PAHO/UNDP/ECLAC
GOVERNMENT OF JAMAICA
14:00 - 15:00 E3


E4


LL2
SIDE EVENT 3
Strengthening SME’s resilience

SIDE EVENT 4
Developing Inclusive DRR Plans

LEARNING LABS 2
Science & Technology for DRR: Post-disaster Forensic Investigation (FORIN)
ARISE / UWI


PAHO / CAPRADE / GNDR


LA RED/ UNESCO/ ECLAC

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TIME No. SESSION NAME ORGANIZER
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 /
UN ENVIRONMENT
09:00 - 10:00 E5 SIDE EVENT 5
Making cities resilient: the urban challenge
MCR2030 / PAHO
09:00 - 10:00 E6 SIDE EVENT 6
Systemic risk, development and societies. Beyond the 2030 global landmarks
(R-STAG)
09:00 - 12:00   MINISTERIAL MEETING  
11:00 - 12:00 P7 PARALLEL SESSION 7
Anticipatory and forecast-based social protection systems
OCHA / IFRC
11:00 - 12:00 LL3 LEARNING LABS 3
From Early Warning Systems to Impact-based Forecasting:
An approach to boost Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems in the Caribbean region
CREWS / CDEMA /
WMO - PAHO - UNDP
11:00 - 12:00 E7 SIDE EVENT 7
Energy & water in resilient economies
CDEMA
11:00 - 12:00 E8 SIDE EVENT 8
Resilient Tourism: lessons from 2020
GOVERNMENT OF JAMAICA /
ECLAC / CEPREDENAC SICA
14:00 - 15:30 HL3 HIGH LEVEL SESSION 3
Social protection and inclusion to strengthen community resilience
IFRC / GNDR / PAHO / ECLAC

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TIME No. SESSION NAME ORGANIZER
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
UNESCO / UNDRR
11:00 - 12:00 SL LEARNING SESSIONS & 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
SINAE URUGUAY
11:00 - 12:00 E10 SIDE EVENTS 10
GAR: Special Report on Droughts
UNDRR
11:00 - 12:00 E11 SIDE EVENTS 11
Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Nature-based Solutions)
for increased resilience in the Americas and Caribbean
UNEP
14:00 - 15:00   CLOSING CEREMONY  
Agenda
Official statements
Regional Action Plan
Ideas incubator
Innovation platform

 

 

Agenda

 

Advisory Council

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]

 

Parallel Sessions

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]

 

Ministerial Meeting

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.

 

Side Events

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]

 

Learning Labs

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]

 

 

Official statements

 

Delegations are invited to present official statements of up to five minutes or 500 words. Instructions for official statements can be found below.

 

Who can make a statement?

All delegations can express their interest in making an Official Statement. Only registered and confirmed participants can submit the request on behalf of their delegation.

 

How can I make a statement?

There are two types of statements– written or video.

  • Written Statements: written statement can be shared via email to rpa@eird.org before the 20th of October. Written statements should be 500 words maximum.
     
  • Video Statements: in addition to a written statement, all government delegations may pre-record an video statement to be presented virtually at the Regional Platform. As such, representatives are encouraged to ensure that their statements, when delivered orally via video, do not exceed 5 minutes. Other delegations (not member states) can submit a request to make an oral statement, however, time slots are limited, and we may not be able to accommodate every request.

The deadline for submitting written or video statements is 27 October 2021.

 

Guidance on the format for Official Statements

Official Statements to the Seventh Session of the Regional Platform “Building Resilient Economies in the Americas and the Caribbean" are encouraged to focus on the following:

  • The challenges and opportunities in implementing the Sendai Framework at national and local levels (Progress since the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and national targets as per the Sendai Framework);
     
  • the risks and impacts of COVID-19 and other disasters, review the Regional Action Plan to assess needed adjustments, define regional priorities for the following two years and identify mechanisms to promote the integration of disaster risk management within and across sectors;
     
  • and/or the systemic nature of risk, as well as the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19, climate change and other compounding risks in the region, take stock of the recovery efforts and recommend strategies to achieve resilient economies and build a risk-informed inclusive sustainable development.

 

Contact

For further information related to Official Statements, please contact Mr. Stefan Quiroga (rpa@eird.org).

 

 

Regional Action Plan (RAP)

 

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 will 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.

 

 

Ideas Incubator

 

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.

Applications are now closed

 

 

Innovation Platform

 

Innovation platform submissions are now closed. 

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