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Community-based disaster risk reduction in view of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and IFRC Framework for Community Resilience: the case of the Nepal Red Cross

December 10, 2015, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Hosts: Swiss Red Cross, Nepal Red Cross Society, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Switzerland

Short title: Disaster risk reduction – from the Sendai Framework to the community-based approach in Nepal

Languages: English, French

Where: room 15


In 2015 the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) was adopted. Also in 2015, two massive earthquakes hit Nepal. What does the SFDRR and its specific goals and principles mean for Nepal? How is the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) working with communities for disaster risk reduction? How does the NRCS link its disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities with local governments? What are the lessons learnt from the 2015 earthquakes?

This side event shall demonstrate what the SFDRR means to the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The participants will receive an overview of the main goals and principles of the SFDRR, the International Federation guidelines for resilience and a very accurate example of the community based DRR activities in Nepal, particularly in the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes.

The side event relates to the third objective of the conference, reduce disaster risk and strengthen resilience, by illustrating a practicable example of risk governance under which also the key topic of the third objective falls.

This post is also available in: French, Spanish, Arabic


December 10, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Room 15
The International Conference Centre of Geneva (CICG), Geneva, Switzerland