RCC 14: Policies and Practices for Coherence between Global Frameworks
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Dates: 3-5 December, 2018
Graced by: Mr. K.P. Sharma Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal
Co-hosted by: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), Nepal
The overarching theme of the 14th RCC meeting is "Policies and Practices for Coherence between Global Frameworks"
In the post-2015 global frameworks under the United Nations system, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (SFDRR), the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, represent a significant paradigm shift in addressing risks related to disasters, development and climate change. Not only are disaster risk reduction and resilience deeply embedded in each framework, but the linkages between resilience and global change are frequently articulated. Applied together, these frameworks promote a more comprehensive resilience-building agenda than when applied separately as together they cover the full range of potential risks to sustainable development. However, a coherent application will require synergies between policies, programs and institutions; strengthened coordination mechanisms and partnerships; and a breakdown of traditional silos at the national and sub-national level. Done well, this approach will enhance the effectiveness, efficiency, achievability, and sustainability of the frameworks.
As a follow-up to the 13th RCC meeting held in Islamabad, Pakistan in 2016, and the commitments made at the 2018 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, the objectives of the 14th RCC meeting are as follows:
- Discuss ways to translate the coherence of global frameworks into policy and practice;
- Share best practices and lessons learnt in vertical and horizontal policy and program coordination;
- Provide practical suggestions and recommendations to enhance coherence of global frameworks;
- Guide ADPC to further support RCC member countries in achieving Target E (i.e. to increase the number of countries with national and local DRR strategies by 2020) of the SFDRR in the regional context.
The three-day meeting will be hosted by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) of Nepal and ADPC.