Post-2015 HFA successor debate

 

HFA

The UN-led process to negotiate a post-2015 Hyogo Framework for Action has begun. To be successful the process must be inclusive, participatory, and reflect the voices of men and women most affected by disasters. The post-2015 framework should learn from the strengths and weaknesses of the current HFA and be clearly linked to the successor frameworks to the UN Millennium Development Goals, Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change Agreement;

 

With a diverse global membership active at local, national and international levels, the Global Network for Disaster Reduction is in a unique postion to facilitate the development of global civil society position on the post-2015 Hyogo Framework for Action,  supported by clear strategies to realize this position that can be used at local, national and international levels.

 

This is a strong opportunity to influence the UN-led consultation process to build a disaster prevention framework we want, but the work needs to begin immediately.  Over the next few weeks the Global Network will initiate discussions with its membership on a suitable process to develop a civil society position in a participatory and inclusive way that would solicit a range of views on the content of a post-2015 framework and build consensus on how the successor framework would look like.  Initial thoughts are to develop a series of regional positions which could be consolidated into a draft global position. The global draft would be finalised at an international seminar arranged ahead of the forth session of the Global Platform – Disaster Risk Reducation May 2013 where substantive issues on the future HFA, including connections with other important areas,  will be discussed.

 

As the GNDR Secretariat begins these discussions I would also urge GNDR members at national and regional levels to begin discussions both internally and externally on how we can establish a participatory and inclusive process that engages civil society and at-risk people in developing countries on the post-HFA framework we want and how we can achieve it.

 

Our online discussion in now closed. A summary of the discussion can be read here.