AIDR joins Global Platform in Bali, Indonesia

AIDR participated in the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and presented AIDR's Systemic Disaster Risk Handbook to the international audience.

Last month, AIDR was represented at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2022 (GP2022) by AIDR Manager Knowledge Impact and Capability, Melissa Matthews.

Nations from across the world gathered in Bali, Indonesia to participate in ministerial roundtables, high-level dialogues, official statements, thematic sessions and midterm review plenaries.

Melissa presented AIDR’s Systemic Disaster Risk Handbook on the GP2022 Ignite Stage, and introduced the international audience to the Handbook’s 13 national principles.

A virtual version of the AIDR presentation, Shifting Mindsets and Action for Systemic Disaster Risk, delivered by AIDR Executive Director Amanda Leck, is available online:

More information about the event’s objectives and outcomes is available via the GP2022 Co-Chairs’ Summary. Broadly, the GP2022 addressed:

  • the implementation of the Sendai Framework, based on the experience of practitioners and policy makers at local, national, and regional levels
  • progress reported by Member States through the Sendai Framework Monitor
  • the United Nations 2022 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction
  • other recent reports, such as the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Look back at the event via the UNDRRR YouTube channel’s GP2022 playlist, where recordings of different sessions featured at GP2022 are available to browse and view.

Explore insights and experiences from in-person and virtual attendees via the twitter hashtag #GPDRR2022.

AIDR Manager Knowledge Impact and Capability, Melissa Matthews shared a message at GP2022 on how to shift mindsets and action for disaster risk reduction.

The conversations sparked in Bali in May will continue when the UNDRR hosts the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Brisbane on 19-22 September.