A resilient city is a must in this era, while disaster and climate change are haunting us right in front of our door. A system of management is needed to minimize or even eliminate the risk of disaster and climate change. Even Japan as an advance city in disaster risk and climate change management is overwhelmed with the last tsunami and nuclear accident. The management itself needs to be made in 3 phase, precautions, during & after, and recovery. Many states are not denying the fact that they are at risk, yet somehow showing an act of negligence towards it.
This session aims to share knowledge from a range of experts around three intersecting areas, key to the discussion of youth participation and impact in climate change resilient cities and disaster risk reduction and effective response. The three intersecting topics are:
- Institutional policy and arrangements
- Community level engagement and implementation
- Education and training for volunteers in DRM
The panellists represent a broad range of perspectives in this debate, providing insight from the National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB); the International Council for Local Environment Initiatives (ICLEI); the Disaster Reduction Youth Volunteer Network in Myanmar; the UN Plan of Action on DRR project in Indonesia; and Habitat for Humanity International .
The session will discuss the relevant frameworks of DRR and youth involvement, as well as present case studies and examples. The linkages between the Urban DRR and Agenda 2030 – SDGs, SFDRR, WHS and climate change agreements will be presented. Various case studies will be explored, including Disaster Ready Traditional Markets in urban areas and youth involvement. The DRR youth strategy in Myanmar will be presented, including global/regional frameworks and a close look at the role of the youth in disaster settings?
The focus group exercises are expected to inform recommendations for the selected sections of the following attached government policy and priority of action documents:
- Indonesia’s Disaster Risk Management Baseline Status Report 2015, Towards identifying national and local priorities for the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030).
- SFDRR sector reports on Urban Development and Youth
- Template on Volunteerism in DRM
- Development of roadmap for SFDRR implementation (2015-2030).
Reflections and recommendations from the Urban Youth Forum will be meaningfully integrated in the above mentioned government policy documents. These will be also intended for presentation by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia during the Seventh Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (7AMCDRR) in November 2016 as best practices.
The focus group discussions aim to build on recommendations from the “Youth Leadership in Disasters” session held in Jakarta, Indonesia in October 2015 at the Asia-Pacific Urban Youth Assembly at APUF-6 (APUFY). The discussion could be an opportunity to explore elements of the DRR youth volunteer network or what should be included in youth training programs and curriculum offered by UNV and UNESCO addressing volunteer management.
Venue: University of 17 Agustus (UNTAG) & ADB Offices
Method: Focus group discussion