Launching of the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015
United Nations Global Assessment Report (GAR) on Disaster Risk Reduction is a resource for understanding and analyzing global disaster risk today and in the future. It is an analysis on a compilation of annual country reports of the world on Disaster Risk Reduction initiatives with a notion that if risk is not reduced, expected future losses will become a critical opportunity cost for development.
Therefore GAR compares country specific of regional actions on DRR with global disaster risk reduction frameworks and sustainable development frameworks. The 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR15) has assembled compelling evidence to demonstrate that a strengthened commitment to and investment in disaster risk reduction is critical to the success of global processes as well as to achieving synergies between them.
On 3rd of September 2015 at an open forum in Lakshman Kadrgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies the GAR 2015 will be launch in Sri Lanka. The event will present the deliberations and insights from the two day discussions (to be held on 1st and 2nd of September 2015) on how to operationalize the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 – 2030 (SFDRR) in Sri Lanka. SFDRR is a framework to be adopted by UN member states on Disaster Risk Reeducation to succeed the former framework the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). The forum will provide an opportunity for wider group of stakeholders to engage the means of integrating disasters risk management across sectors and implementing the SFDRR.
Open Forum is organized in collaboration with Duryog Nivaran, Ministry of Disaster Management Sri Lanka, the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Duryog Nivaran’s member organizations in Sri Lanka, CEPA and Janathakshan, lead the coordination of these events.