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Building the Evidence Base to Achieve the Sendai Framework for DRR Goals

  • Kanmani VenkateswaranEmail author
  • Karen MacClune
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Abstract

We use the body of Post-Event Review Capability (PERC) studies conducted via the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance to understand where Sendai goals and targets are not being achieved and what is required to close those gaps. The PERC methodology uses a systems approach to evaluate flood events along the disaster risk management cycle and determine gaps and successes in resilience and entry points for building further resilience based on the broader vulnerability context. PERCs have been conducted across developing and developed and rural and urban contexts and, together, point to emerging gaps and opportunities for building resilience globally. We find that the Sendai Framework, though focused on DRR, provides a tangible framework for using DRR and the DRM cycle at large for building resilience. However, while Sendai has catalyzed action around DRR globally, too much of this work still lacks the integration and multi-sectoral coordination needed to achieve resilience gains. Multi-scalar and multi-sectoral coordination and collaboration are necessary for moving to integrated DRR engagement, mainstreaming DRR and resilience into development, empowering communities to lead their own DRM, planning for recovery, building risk awareness, and developing an effective policy environment.

Keywords

Sendai Disaster risk management DRM Disaster risk reduction DRR Resilience Evaluation Post-event review 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ISET-InternationalBoulderUSA

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