Value Added Abstracts
Meda Gurudutt Prasad
CADME believe in the importance of disaster risk reduction measures at each level of community, specially supporting vulnerable and Risk people with the interventions in order to prevent their vulnerabilities and promote the sustainability of the project by giving to them a voice for their needs and concerns during disasters. Leverage the unique opportunity of parallel thematic frameworks. Communities do not perceive or experience risks in isolation. Problems on the ground are multi-faceted and inter-linked, failing to fit neatly into sectoral boxes. Governments in Asia must ensure that Sendai action plans strengthen coherence with the Sustainable Development Goals. Actively include and safeguard the interests of the most at-risk people: The implementation of Sendai action plans must be done in partnership with those most at risk and should begin at the community level. Build local leadership to innovate DRR: It is at the local level where risks and disaster impacts are felt most acutely. Every community faces varied risks and triggers, but also have inbuilt coping mechanisms and wisdom that can be tapped. Local leadership, including delegation of financial and monitoring powers, is essential. Finance DRR at the local level Consultative participation alone provides little scope for equitable partnership. Build an evidence-base for planning and implementation: Decision-making must be informed and risk sensitive. Countries must build and make evidence-bases easily accessible, including ecosystem based mapping of vulnerabilities.