As discussed during the 16th IRDR Scientific Committee Meeting, IRDR and ICSU proposed to prepare policy briefs for 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. The aim is to contribute scientific inputs into critical issues for the implementation and monitoring of the Sendai Framework, and highlight IRDR’s products that are of direct relevance.

Now the Global Platform is in less than two weeks’ time, IRDR published five Policy Briefs (click to download):

Each policy brief consists of five parts.

  • Policy recommendations: to national policy-makers;
  • Context: why is the issue important for the implementation of the SFDRR;
  • Key considerations for implementation (at global, regional and national levels);
  • Key considerations for monitoring progress: are the agreed indicators useful to monitor progress on this issue? What is missing? What may be relevant additional indicators to look at? Are there synergies with the monitoring of other international frameworks and agreements?
  • Our contribution to the solutions / Toolbox: how IRDR / the scientific community is addressing these?

With these policy briefs, IRDR can better support science-policy dialogues at global regional and national levels to support the implementation of the Sendai Framework.

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