DMO conducts midterm review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

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The Ministry through the Disaster Management Office – Samoa conducted a mid-term review workshop to review the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction endorsed by countries leaders at the UN General Assembly following the 2015 Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction provided the framework for an all-society and all-of-state institutions engagement in preventing and reducing disaster risks. This year, 2023, marks the midpoint in implementing the Sendai Framework.
The Sendai Framework supports other agreements made under the 2030 Agenda, such as the New Urban Agenda, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and ultimately the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific: An Integrated Approach to Address Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, the Boe Declaration, and the 2050 Blue Pacific Strategy have all provided regional expressions of the Sendai Framework and other pertinent global agendas in the Pacific.
The objectives of the workshop:
• National stakeholders are aware of Samoa’s DRR framework and Sendai priorities
• A platform is provided for stakeholder to discuss progress and challenges in the Sendai Framework for DRR implementation
• To feed into recommendations and support development of future DRR action plan for Samoa
• To agree on key findings and recommendations for Samoa’s National Consultation Review of the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR 2015-2030
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) assisted the Disaster Management Office in leading and facilitating the workshop. Participants were invited from all government, state own enterprises, NGOs and civil societies organizations.
The Ministry wishes to acknowledge the continuous support of the Government of New Zealand through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for making the workshop possible.