Understanding the Sendai Framework in coherence with SDGs at National Level: Development of Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies



UN Partner

Offered by

UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Course details

3 days
20 hours

Course summary

This course supports national government officials and other relevant stakeholders to understand disaster risk reduction (DRR) and how to develop national DRR strategies as called for by Target E of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and SDGs 1, 11 and 13. 

About this course

Pursuit of the goal requires strategic, inclusive and all-of-society approaches. Reflecting this foundational requirement, Sendai Framework global Target E calls to “substantially increase the number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies by 2020”. Target E is shared with indicators of SDG 1 that calls for an end to poverty, SDG 11 on sustainable cities and communities, and SDG 13 on climate action.1

National and local disaster risk reduction strategies are essential for implementing and monitoring a country’s risk reduction priorities by setting implementation milestones, establishing key roles and responsibilities of government and nongovernment actors, and identifying technical and financial resources. In order to implement the priorities they are set out to achieve, they need to be supported by a well-coordinated institutional architecture, legislative mandates, political buy-in of decision-makers, and human and financial capacities at all levels of society.

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Target audience

National government and other relevant stakeholders.

Learning objectives

  • Understand and develop disaster risk-informed policies in coherence with climate change and other sustainable development measures.

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