19 May 2022

GP2022 Event: Stakeholder Forum Parallel Session 4 - Disaster Governance - Engagement of Stakeholder in National Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies

  • Date
    24 May 2022, 11:00am
  • Location
    Medan, Bali International Convention Centre

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Time and again, the benefits of inclusive approaches and good governance to disaster risk reduction are made clear. A key element of good governance is effective preparation. The protection of lives and livelihoods is a vital responsibility and central to a prevention agenda. This requires building consensus among all members of society to know and understand their particular roles and responsibilities. An inclusive, participatory process is required, and there are demonstrated success stories from which we can learn. 

In this session, government officials, civil society, and the United Nations will discuss the benefits of good disaster governance, including how such an approach was developed in a given context.  We aim to look at a few examples and understand the forces which led to the success of a good and inclusive process, the factors which have limited the impact, and what can be shared as others also seek to benefit from increasingly diverse participation.

Session Objectives

  1. Share experiences, good practices and lessons learned of inclusive governance in the implementation of the Sendai Framework.
  2. Identify elements of successful governance and inclusion that we wish to see replicated.
  3. Understand how previous barriers to good governance and inclusion were overcome and document those strategies.


Moderator: Nina Birkeland, Senior Adviser on Disaster Displacement and Climate Change, Norwegian Refugee Council


  • Undersecretary (Vice Minister) Ricardo B. Jalad, Executive Director and Administrator of the Office of Civil Defense of Philippines 
  • Willy Missack, Climate Activist from Tanna, Vanuatu
  • Nicholas Bishop, Disaster Risk Reduction Programme Officer, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • Chris Dekki, Director, Global Advocacy and Engagement at SLOCAT Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport
  • Amal Ridene, Youth from Tunisia