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):
- Coherence between the Sendai Framework, the SDGs, the Climate Agreement, New Urban Agenda and World Humanitarian Summit, and the role of science in their implementation (by Virginia Murray, Rishma Maini, Lorcan Clarke, Nuha Eltinay)
- Assessing country-level science and technology capacities for implementing the Sendai Framework (by Rajib Shaw)
- Disaster loss data in monitoring the implementation of the Sendai Framework (by Bapon Fakhruddin, Virginia Murray, and Rishma Maini)
- Forensic Investigations of Disaster (FORIN): towards the understanding of root causes of disasters (by Anthony Oliver-Smith, Irasema Alcántara-Ayala, Ian Burton and Allan Lavell)
- Cities and Disaster Risk Reduction (by Mark Pelling, Donald Brown and Fang Chen)
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.