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|Post-2015 HFA successor debate|
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.