• Recently, the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, 2022 (GP DRR 2022) took place in Indonesia.
  • The outcome was summarised in the Bali Agenda for Reilience
  • From Risk to Resilience: Towards Sustainable Development For All in a Covid-19 Transformed World.
  • It was the first global gathering for disaster risk reduction (DRR) actors since the Covid pandemic, and fell exactly midway between the UNFCCC COP26 and UNFCCC COP27 negotiations.
  • It is a biennial multi-stakeholder forum, a critical component of the monitoring and implementation process of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030).
  • The UN General Assembly recognizes the same.

Outcomes of the Global Platform for DRR 2022

  • There is a need for a whole-of-society approach to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), ensuring no one is left behind
  • DRR must be at the core of development and finance policies, legislation and plans to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
  • Current greenhouse gas emission levels far exceed their mitigation, resulting in an increase in frequency and intensity of catastrophic events.
  • DRR and climate change adaptation have the common objective of reducing vulnerability and enhancing capacity as well as resilience.

Suggestions for Resilience Building

  • Greater resources for grounded local action, government support and strict enforcement of law and international conventions:
  • This calls for greater budgetary allocation at central and state levels, revision of national/state disaster response funds norms which were there from 2015-2020, more resources at gram panchayat level and so on.
  • Greater focus on building resilience and sustainable livelihoods focusing on community level:
  • Need to build rural infrastructure in the disaster-prone areas in the country but not at the cost of livelihood recovery (climate-resilient, sustainable livelihoods) and meeting of the immediate needs.
  • Greater accountability and transparency in relief and rehabilitation efforts:
  • Need to standardise transparency mechanisms to include transparency boards, clearly mentioning the cost, quality and quantity of relief items, social audits and citizens’ reports.
  • This needs to be the standard practice in all relief operations, both by government and civil society actors.


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