International day for disaster risk reduction 2020

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

13 October 2020

13:00 to 14:30 hours (Rome/Geneva local time)

Provisional Programme

Moderator: Mr. Shukri Ahmed, Deputy Director, Office of Emergencies and Resilience, FAO

13:00 Opening session

Opening remarks by Mr. Dominique Burgeon, Director, Office of Emergencies and Resilience, FAO

Address by H.E. Cheryl Spencer, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the UN in Geneva

Remarks by Ms. Paola Albrito, Chief of Branch, Intergovernmental processes, Interagency cooperation, and Partnerships, UNDRR

13:20 Key highlights of FAO’s work on DRR governance from an agriculture, food security, and nutrition perspective

Country case studies

Afghanistan: DRR governance through sectoral strategies – Afghanistan’s drought risk management strategy by Kaustubh Devale, FAO Afghanistan

Jordan: Strengthening governance systems to promote a coherent approach to mainstreaming risk reduction across sectors – CADRI supported country by Sophie Baranes, CADRI Coordinator

Paraguay: Disaster risk management and climate change adaptation plan for the agriculture sector: key lessons learned for effective governance by Anna Ricoy, FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean 

Timor-Leste: Key lessons learned to strengthen multi-hazard risk governance for the agriculture sector by Raphy Favre, FAO Timor-Leste

Sand and Dust Storms – an emerging issue for multi-hazard disaster risk management by Feras Ziadat, FAO Land and Water Division Zooming in the governance challenges and solutions for risk-sensitive development

Mainstreaming DRR and CCA into sectoral development planning – Governance issues and tools for analysis by Dubravka Bojic, FAO Governance, and Policy Support Team

Addressing DRR in the context of climate and environmental policies, NDCs and NAPs by Natalia Alekseeva, FAO Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment

Transitioning towards multi-hazard, multi-sector systemic risk management: Governance challenges by Sylvie Wabbes, FAO Office of Emergencies and Resilience

14:10 Interactive sessions

14:30 Concluding remarks and closing


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