The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) will be held from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai City, Japan. To consider and adopt the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction, several thousand participants are expected, including high level participants from Governments, International Organizations, NGOs, private sector and other major group representatives.
The Public Forum is a significant component of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and promotes a shared responsibility of reducing risk and building resilience. It would be held over a number of venues across the city of Sendai and will run throughout the conference days from 14 to 18 March 2015.
The objective of the Public Forum is to:
- Support the outcomes of the World Conference.
- Raise awareness on disaster risk reduction and the building of resilience of nations and communities.
- Contribute to promoting of knowledge on disaster risk reduction, resilience and reconstruction, for example the lessons and experiences of the Great East Japan Earthquake which devastated the region on 11 March 2011.
The Forum will be an opportunity to showcase lessons and good practices of the Hyogo Framework for Action, promote inputs and commitments to the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction, highlight innovation and lessons on disaster risk reduction, recovery and reconstruction including from the Great East Japan Earthquake.
The components of the Public Forum will include events such as symposiums, seminars and workshops, exhibition booths and poster exhibitions. Applications for said events that form a part of the Public Forum of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction are now being accepted. The deadline for submission of applications is 16 September 2014.
Learn more about the Public Forum online: http://www.wcdrr.org/documents/wcdrr/programme/Public%20Forum_Content.pdf
More on WCDRR: http://www.wcdrr.org