Disaster Risk Reduction and the Sendai Framework: What does it mean for UK resilience practitioners?

26/05/2017

We are pleased to launch our latest Occasional Paper, ‘Disaster Risk Reduction and the Sendai Framework: What does it mean for UK resilience practitioners?’

 

This paper is authored by the college’s Research Fellow Dr Hugh Deeming – it investigates where the principal model through which UK civil protection is delivered – Integrated Emergency Management (IEM) – aligns with and supports the meeting of the targets and priorities that have been set out in the current UN framework, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR).

In doing so, this paper will enable those working with IEM concepts to understand where IEM and the Sendai framework need to be meshed in order to reinforce the Disaster Risk Reduction aspects of their practice. It will also identify where gaps may exist between the capabilities, capacities and competences inhered within UK IEM doctrine and practice (MacFarlane, 2017) and those of any other sectors, whose engagement with disaster risk reducing activities will undoubtedly be necessary to meet SFDRR targets at the local and national scales.

We are publishing it now to coincide with the UN Disaster Risk Reduction conference in Mexico.  Sendai isn’t just “out there” – it has implications that UK practitioners should be aware of.

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Click here to access the paper