Overcoming implementation challenges for the HFA2: new areas, newer insights

Journal / Periodical

Overcoming implementation challenges for the HFA2: new areas, newer insights

ORGANISER: All India Disaster Mitigation Institute
AUTHORS: The contributions from Mihir R. Bhatt with AIDMI Team; Alexandra Warner, ALNAP, UK; Allen C, Clarke M, Kayabu B and Mellon D, Evidence Aid, UK; Dr. Aniket Sane, Planner for Disaster Risk Reduction, Indore; Cathy Watson, Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS); Faisel T. Illiyas, Institute of Land and Disaster Management, Kerala; Lise Grande, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Manu Gupta, ADRRN; Minquan Liu and Khan Kikkawa, Asian Development Bank Institute, Japan; Pedro J. M. Edo, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Bangkok; Pradeep Ehan and Darshana Maduranga, E.C. Holdings, Sri Lanka; Praveen Gupta, Founding Partner at Bus-i.com, Hyderabad; Dr. Samrat Sinha, O.P.Jindal Global University, Haryana; and Subhajit Bandopadhyay, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Dehradun.


November 2014


Southasiadisasters.net issue no. 119, October 2014: 

This issue focuses on the development of a successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), which was the seminal framework that guided the global response to the challenges of disaster risk reduction (DRR). Drawn for a period of 10 years (2005-2015), the HFA aimed to build the resilience of countries and communities against disasters. With less than a year left for the HFA to culminate, the efforts to chalk out a successor framework have been gaining traction. Several consultations, workshops and roundtables have taken place to discuss a post-2015 framework for DRR (commonly known as the HFA2). All these efforts with CDKN support have yielded a pre-zero draft of the HFA2 which was circulated a few weeks ago. 

This issue includes: (i) overcoming implementation challenges for the HFA2: new areas, newer insights; (ii) disaster risk challenges to the Asia–Pacific Region; (iii) trade and disaster risk reduction in Asia: challenges ahead; (iv) livestock, livelihoods and disaster response: key lessons; (v) planning preparedness: challenges in India; (vi) climate compatible development in theory and practice; (vii) lightning hazard in tropical countries: need for international policy intervention; (viii) role of state disaster management authorities in India; (ix) the challenges of reducing risk in the Pacific; (x) helping decision-makers before, during and after disasters and other humanitarian emergencies; (xi) the ALNAP evaluation of humanitarian action guide and its pilot process; (xii) GPS tracking for school buses and disaster risk reduction; (xiii) enabling local level action for DRR; (xiv) make Galle disaster free city; (xv) humanitarian crisis or crisis of humanitarianism; and (xvi) AIDMI's contribution to HFA2 process.

Themes:Climate Change, Community-based DRR, Disaster Risk Management, Food Security & Agriculture, GIS & Mapping, Governance, Urban Risk & Planning