The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 is the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda. This framework was confirmed by the UN General Assembly following the 2015 Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) and is the successor instrument to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015. It declares seven targets and four priorities for action that should be met by 2030.
The implementation of such frameworks has however been recognized to pose a challenge to stakeholders, practitioners and governments.
Therefore, a number of targeted Sendai Framework implementation guides shall be developed to provide support. In this vein, Friday, 12th, the CODATA-Germany assembled professionals in research and development as well as practioners and organization representatives in the field of disaster management in an Expert Hearing to develop strategies for the implementation of the Sendai framework. Melanie Eckle joined this event as a representative of the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg University to share experiences and to discuss ideas regarding research and applications.