On 10th October 2016, in commemoration of the International Day of Disaster Reduction, Soka Gakkai International (SGI), the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities (JLIF&LC) and the World Council of Churches (WCC) co-organized a roundtable on ‘The contribution of FBOs to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction’, held at the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, Switzerland.

Twenty-two representatives from different organizations including FBOs, a government, UN agencies (including UNISDR and UNHCR), NGOs and academic institutions were present.

The themes addressed included:

  • Faith groups’ roles in implementing Sendai Framework DRR, in particular, reducing mortality.
  • Good practices on DRR conducted by faith groups.
  • How to strengthen partnership among governments, UN agencies, FBOs and religious communities.

More information on UNISDR’s Sendai Campaign 

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