The Worldwide Day for Catastrophe Discount, held every year on 13 October, celebrates how folks and communities all over the world are decreasing their publicity to disasters.
In keeping with the United Nations Workplace for Catastrophe Danger Discount (UNDRR), within the interval 2000 to 2019, there have been 7,348 main recorded catastrophe occasions claiming 1.23 million lives, affecting 4.2 billion folks (many on a couple of event) leading to roughly US$2.97 trillion in international financial losses.
This 12 months was marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, which considerably modified the work of most organizations and the way in which folks reside. As of early October 2020, the World Well being Group reported greater than 34.eight million COVID-19 circumstances, together with a million deaths. Many international locations had been capable of reply shortly to the pandemic, however not all international locations had been capable of adequately mainstream organic dangers into their nationwide and native catastrophe threat discount methods.
The Worldwide Day for Catastrophe Discount 2020 continues to concentrate on the “Sendai Seven” marketing campaign, centred on the seven targets of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. This 12 months will concentrate on Goal (e) of the Sendai Framework – considerably improve the variety of international locations with nationwide and native catastrophe threat discount methods by 2020.
The idea of celebrating the Worldwide Day for Catastrophe Danger Discount 2020 in Central Asia is aimed toward elevating consciousness, growing the potential of youth and involving them in science and insurance policies for catastrophe threat discount (DRR).
On 16 October 2020, the UNESCO Almaty Workplace in cooperation with the UNDRR, the Heart for Emergency Conditions and Catastrophe Danger Discount in Almaty (CESDRR) and the Catastrophe and Local weather Resilience Youth Community in Central Asia (DACRYN) is organizing a web-based occasion on this Day.
The occasion will concentrate on the implementation of the Sendai Framework with a particular concentrate on elevating consciousness of younger folks on catastrophe threat discount and youth engagement in DRR practices. This occasion may also cowl greatest practices of youth engagement in DRR at a neighborhood degree.
You’ll be able to register for the occasion on the following hyperlink: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Uq5PHbM5-kuwswIpVrERlL8z1aRHzk5MlR9TJtj2851URVJBTDFSOE9VUzY2M1pUNEk3MFgxQU4wUC4u
Date and time: 16 October 2020, 15:00 – 17:10 (Tashkent time).
Language: Russian and English with simultaneous translation.
On-line-platform: Zoom, hyperlink might be emailed to registered members.