Te Tira Whakamātaki on Disaster Risk Reduction
In late May, a team of researchers and students from Te Tira Whakamātaki attended the Seventh Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2022) in Bali, Indonesia, hosted by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). The global forum is an avenue to share knowledge and discuss the latest developments and trends in reducing disaster risk.
At the session the team from TTW launched the International Campaign for Disaster Risk Reduction in Indigenous Communities, a three-year UN endorsed campaign designed to raise awareness of DRR in indigenous communities; increase Indigenous Peoples capacity to respond to current and future DRR conversations; raise awareness and a better understanding of Indigenous approaches to DRR; support and create opportunities for Indigenous Peoples to connect and engage in local, national, regional, and global fora to speak with an indigenous voice about their DRR experiences and needs; reduce risk from disasters in Indigenous communities; and integrate Indigenous experiences in ongoing DRR dialogues (including the Sendai Framework).
The first initiative to be developed is an Indigenous DRR students network, and Te Tira Whakamātaki are currently looking for students with an interest in disaster recovery and reduction who may wish to be part of that network.
Date posted: 27 June 2022