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Post-2015 Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

Working towards a disability inclusive post-2015 framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (HFA2). Background information and useful resources for engaging in the advocacy and consultation process.

Overview of the post-2015 DRR process

The Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015 (HFA) is a 10-year plan to make the world safer from natural hazards. As a follow-up to this, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) is facilitating the development of a Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Consultations with stakeholders began in early 2012 and included online and live meeting, eight Regional Platforms and the 4th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva 2013. During 2014, Regional Platform conferences, national meetings and events continue, and their outcomes will feed into the discussions and final adoption of the post-2015 framework on DRR during the 3rd World Conference on DRR in Japan in March 2015.

What is DRR?

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) aims to reduce the damage caused by natural hazards like earthquakes, floods, droughts and cyclones, through an ethic of prevention

Ensuring disability inclusion

The current Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) does not include disability sufficiently, and persons with disabilities and their participation have been largely absent in policies and programs so far.

The consultations for a post-2015 framework on DRR have paid more attention to the inclusion of persons with disabilities and CBM has played a significant role, together with partners, to support their participation in key events. CBM will continue to take part in this way through 2014 via its networks and through supporting the participation of Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs) and persons with disabilities.

Useful resources in the advocacy and consultation process

You can download the resource documents below to learn more about the consultation and negotiation process during 2014-2015, find guidance on how to become involved, see where key documents and statements can be found, and see general links to related information on the HFA, post-2015 DRR and disability.

Related info

Humanitarian Action

CBM working with local partners to ensure that people with disabilities are included at all levels of disaster preparedness and response

Disability Inclusive DRR Network

CBM Policy Brief

Brochure cover - A man nusing crutches next to a sign about disability inclusion
Critical elements (and corresponding recommendations) that need to be raised during the consultation process for the post-2015 framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities.


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