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Workshop to identify disaster risk reduction gaps for the Republic of Mauritius

Date: June 16, 2017
Persona: Business; Citizen; Government; Non-Citizen

GIS – 16 June, 2017: Identifying disaster risk reduction gaps for the Republic of Mauritius and translating those gaps into a programme of action with set timeframes and responsibilities will be the focus during the Training for Trainers Workshop for the Implementation of the Sendai Framework, which will kick off on 19 June 2017 at Le Voila Hotel, Bagatelle.

The three-day workshop organised by the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Centre (NDRRMC) in collaboration with the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) office, aims to make Mauritius more disaster resilient and give participants, mainly government officials, a full and clearer insight of the Sendai Framework and its adaptability for applications to national existing plans.
As the implementation of the Sendai Framework requires a participatory, multi-stakeholder engagement, NDRRMC is teaming up with all stakeholders concerned to align the country to targets and priority actions of the Sendai Framework. Consequently, the UNISDR will conduct this workshop to get more stakeholders involved in the implementation of the Sendai Framework.
Furthermore, this training will be followed by a two-day workshop on the theme, The Business Case for Disaster Risk Reduction - Make Your Business Disaster and Climate Resilient to sensitise businesses on the monitoring and evaluating of disaster and climate resilient business action plan. 
This initiative is targeting large and small businesses, chambers of commerce and business associations. The workshop will explain how risk sensitive investment will help to prevent the creation of new risks and contribute to strengthen the profitability and sustainability of the organisations as well as strengthening the economy as a whole.
The following modules will be discussed during the worksop, namely understanding disaster risk reduction trends and frameworks; current and future risk for businesses whereby the latter can map the threats and opportunities; the impact of disaster and climate risk on businesses; the disaster Risk Reduction Plan for business; and the disaster and climate resilient business in action, thus helping businesses to develop smart indicators for future investment.
The workshop also endeavors to familiarise the basic concepts and approaches of disaster risk reduction and understand the importance of risk-sensitive investment. Participants will also have the opportunity to identify priority actions and share good practices in disaster risk reduction as well as draft a disaster risk reduction plan for business.
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030
The present framework will apply to the risk of small-scale and large-scale, frequent and infrequent, sudden and slow-onset disasters, caused by natural or man-made hazards as well as related environment, technological and biological hazards and risks. It aims to guide the multi-hazard management of disaster risk in development at all levels as well as within and across all sectors.
The main goal of the Sendai Framework is to prevent new and reduce existing disaster risk through the implementation of integrated and inclusive economic, structural, legal, social, cultural, educational, environmental, technological, political and institutional measures. These measures prevent and reduce hazard exposure and vulnerability to disaster, increase preparedness for response and recovery, and strengthen resilience.
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