All over bar the shouting. Links to WCDRR outcomes

The World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai last week was the catalyst for this latest short sojourn to Japan. At the outset, I wish to thank my partner Veronica for her support for me to travel (again) to Japan without her (again).

Some upcoming posts will be re-blogged from my professionally focused site at https://bushfireresilience.wordpress.com/

Awareness to Action

The third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) is over, and officially it is being touted as a resounding success. I am pleased to have contributed in my own very small way by traveling over to Sendai and attending a number of the Pubic Forum and side events outside the formal proceedings, visiting the extensive Exhibition Centre, calling in to the Citizens Pavillion, and being entertained by demonstrations from a number of Sendai emergency agencies.

I was one of an estimated 40,000 people who attended Public Forum events. The whole Public Forum structure appeared to work very well, and has received much positive commentary during and after the WCDRR. Posts about some of these events will be made at another time.

The WCDRR website has a host of information, videos and documents, including The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: 2015-2030 which was adopted on March 18…

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