Union Government has announced its plans to implement the Sendai framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 in letter and spirit. Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Kiren Rijiju announced it after inaugurating a workshop on Enhancing Private Sector Partnership for Disaster Risk Reduction in New Delhi.
Background of the Initiative:
The ‘Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030’ was adopted during the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai city of Japan in March 2015.
The implementation of the Sendai framework involves adopting integrated and inclusive institutional measures so as to work towards preventing vulnerability to disaster, increase preparedness for response and recovery and strengthen resilience. It opts for considering the experience gained through international and the regional strategies and plans for disaster risk reduction.
Now according to Kiren Rijiju, as part of the corporate-social responsibility, private sector can play a big role in disaster preparedness and mitigation planning as well as relief and recovery phase. Furthermore, the speakers representing the private sector assured that they would fully support the government and provide all possible help towards disaster risk reduction.
India has already started the preparatory work towards the hosting of the first Asian ministerial conference on disaster reduction in November next year. As per the tradition, smaller level partnership meetings called the IAP (ISDR Asian Partnership) are held prior to the hosting of main conference and the first IAP meeting will be held in New Delhi during November, 2015.