EFDRR Roadmap 2021-2030 & Sendai Framework implementation

 09:00h – 10:30h CET
 26 November 2021
 EFDRR Virtual Platform

As Europe and Central Asia continue to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for  a better structured, concerted and inclusive approach for disaster risk reduction becomes  even more fundamental.

The socio-economic recovery plans and the first lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis  also offer unprecedented opportunities for national and local authorities to build a green  and resilient future, in line with the priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk  Reduction.

In order to accelerate the implementation of the Sendai Framework and to identify the core  specificities of the European and Central Asia Region, Member States plan to adopt the  EFDRR Roadmap 2021-2030 during the next European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Influenced by the direct and indirect impacts of the COVID-19 crisis and the increasing  effects of the climate emergency, the EFDRR Roadmap 2021-2030 and the next phase of  implementation of the Sendai Framework should aim to address several key priorities:

1. Progresses in policies and investments for better understanding and preparedness to systemic existing, emerging and new risks.

2. Acceleration of Sendai Framework implementation through concrete measures and actions which improve resilience and reduce disaster risks at regional, national and local levels.

3. Improvement of an all of society DRR approach and risk governance which integrates all administrative levels, stakeholders, communities and most at-risk groups, both as actors and beneficiaries of the decisions and investments taken to reduce socio economic impacts of disasters. 




Mr. Octavian Bivol
Regional Chief, UNDRR Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Keynote speakers

Ms. Armine Hayrapetyan
Sendai Framework National Focal Point, Co-chair of intergovernmental working group on EFDRR Roadmap 2021-2030, Armenia

Mr. Dmitry Mariyasin
Deputy Executive Secretary, UNECE


Mr. Almabek Aidakeev
Chair of National Platform for DRR - The Kyrgyz Republic

Ms. Rebecca Freitag
UN Youth Delegate on Sustainable Development

Mr. John Ievers
DRR consultant, Ireland

Ms. Julia Stewart-David
Acting Director of the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Directorate, DG ECHO, European Commission


Mr. Vlatko Jovanovski
Head of the Secretariat, DPPI-SEE

Gen. Grzegorz Poznański
Director General, Council of the Baltic Sea States

Mr. Dzhergalbek Ukashev
Director, CESDRR

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Session type: Plenary session

Who can attend: Registered participants


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