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ACT! Coherent

The GIDRM wants to counteract this situation in its second project phase (02/2018 until 01/2021) with the following goal: selected international and national, governmental and non-governmental actors will be supported in their ambition for coherence regarding planning, implementation and reporting of DRM between Sendai-Framework and Paris Climate Agreement, as well as Agenda 2030 and Habitat III.

Approach: fostering practical coherence

While the UN is addressing the coherence challenge through common strategies and institutional arrangements between UN bodies, German cooperation is aiming to support from the “bottom-up”: National and sub-national examples of successful agenda-coherence will be presented at regional platforms. The examples will then be introduced as regional recommendations at international conferences to be confirmed as Good Practices.

The Global Initiative is working in Latin America/Caribbean as well as Asia/Pacific focusing on three pilot countries that are vulnerable but possess the necessary institutional capacities and an established international cooperation portfolio: Mexico, Philippines, and one not yet determined (fragile) third country.

These and other practices are introduced by partner governments at regional level:

  • at the Latin-American and the Caribbean Network of national governing bodies for public investments (Secretariat: ECLAC, IAEB, GIZ, CAF, World Bank),
  • at the Asian Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management (Secretariat: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, ADPC),
  • at regional events of UNISDR, such as the biennial ministerial conference for disaster risk reduction in Asia and Latin America.

Through the establishment of a Coherence Practice Group in Asia and through the development of a Guidebook for Public Investments with relevant examples from Latin America and the Caribbean, the topic of coherence is intended to be strengthened further within the regions and with the support of the regional partners.

Equipped with a regional mandate, the country examples are to be introduced at relevant international conferences and ultimately confirmed as regional coherence recommendations: at the biennial Global Platform of the Sendai Framework, the annual COP of the Paris Climate Agreement and the annual High-Level Political Forum of the Agenda 2030.