CONTRIBUTION OF ENGINEERS IS VITAL TO DISASTER RISK REDUCTION EFFORTS
Interdisciplinary, cross-sector collaboration, especially with engineering experts, would allow for better judgment in the design and implementation of disaster risk reduction frameworks and would channel resources more effectively, according to the new report: “The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030: Reflections and insights from the Global Engineering Community ” published by the International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI – International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure), with the support of the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICEInstitution of Civil Engineers), informs a post on the TEE website.
The United Nations Sendai Framework is a comprehensive plan that sets out the factors that contribute to disaster risk reduction and building resilience. It provides UN member states with specific actions to protect the benefit of development from disaster risk. The ICSI and ICE report provides input for consideration in the mid-term review of the Sendai Framework. It is an opportunity to reflect on existing governance and risk management mechanisms in order to identify the changes needed during the period 2023-2030 to implement the Sendai Framework and achieve its goals. The report’s findings are based on a global consultation, including a multilingual survey and a series of 1-to-1 interviews with disaster risk reduction (DRR) and resilience experts, conducted by ICSI and ICE.
Savina Carluccio, Executive Director of ICSI, said: “Engineers play a critical role in the development and management of the built environment, as key implementers of disaster risk reduction and resilience building activities. Our report sets out practical and focused recommendations from practitioners in the field, with the aim of enabling more informed decisions about the implementation of the Sendai Framework. It is a unique opportunity to amplify the voice of the engineering community and ensure it is heard by decision-makers in high-level forums.”
The full text of the report is available here: