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ACT! Coherent

The Goal of the Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management:

selected international and national, governmental and non-governmental actors will be supported in their ambition to achieve coherence between the Sendai Framework and the Paris Climate Agreement, as well as the 2030 Agenda and Habitat III, with regard to planning, implementing and reporting on DRM.

The Approach of the project is to foster practical coherence between global agendas

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

The Global Initiative is working in the Latin America/Caribbean and the Asia/Pacific regions, focusing on two pilot countries that are vulnerable but possess the necessary institutional ca-pacities and an established development cooperation portfolio that can be built upon: Mexico and the Philippines.

These and other practices are introduced by partner governments at regional level:
  • in the Latin American / 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 to be further strength-ened within the regions, with the support of 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 2030 Agenda.