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at the local level, there should also be a commitment based on what is the reality on the ground. Policies have to be relevant and meaningful, integrating the principles of inclusion and accountability.
Manu Gupta , Chairperson of the Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRNN) , noted that during the 6th Annual Ministerial Meeting on DRR held in Bangkok, the people who are most at risk were left out. People with everyday problems are not made part of the HFA process. During relief activities, people are also much more comfortable with the presence of CSOs than military or uniformed people.
Domoto Akiko , Co-Director of JCC2015, Representative to the Japan Women’s Network for Disaster Risk Reduction and former mayor of Chiba Prefecture , emphasized that issues such as poverty, gender, age and disabilities are significant factors in disaster risk reduction.
The 20-page Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was formally presented by the Main Committee finally in the evening of March 18.
One notable guiding principle contained in the framework was the recognition of the need of the developing countries for “adequate, sustainable and timely provision of support, including finance, technology transfer and capacity building from developed countries and partners.”
Many CSOs felt that while the guiding principles were positive, they remain too grand for compliance.
But, 2030 is a long way to go, and the people must continue to push forward for achieving the goals set for disaster risk reduction. ###