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Global context: the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

The Sendai Framework, a 15-year global roadmap for disaster risk reduction underlines the importance of addressing the needs of Indigenous peoples and the importance indigenous, traditional and local knowledge in tackling disaster risk:

“Disaster risk reduction requires a multi-hazard approach and inclusive risk-informed decision-making based on the open exchange and dissemination of disaggregated data, including by sex, age and disability, as well as on easily accessible, up-to-date, comprehensible, science-based, non-sensitive risk information, complemented by traditional knowledge” – Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

Connections between “Preparing our Home” and Sendai Framework:

Multi-hazard and risk-informed: using participatory mapping and low-cost technology this program enables communities to conduct hazard identification, hazard mapping, social vulnerability mapping and risk assessment for stresses and shocks ranging from floods, extreme weather events, droughts, sea level rise, road accidents, oil spills, loss of language and culture.

Inclusive, open and people-centred: the program connects youth as change agents with community members, Elders, external partners and non-Indigenous peers to collectively learn, collaborate and enhance resilience.

Interweaving worldviews:  by integrating Traditional Knowledge, Indigenous Science, Western science and Technology for increasing community resilience.

Learn more about the role of Indigenous peoples for Disaster Risk Reduction:

View the “Preparing our Home” Poster at the the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction on in Cancun, Mexico.

Preparing our Home was honoured as a winner of global youth-led competition. Learn more.

Indigenous peoples are key players in disaster risk reduction:

Indigenous peoples champion Sendai Framework

Indigenous knowledge key for disaster risk reduction:

Watch UNISDR Youth Video Challenge:

Video by Kaileigh Taylor. Starring Leanne John. Filmed on location: Ahousaht First Nation, British Columbia, Canada

Watch more than 50 videos  submitted by youth across the Americas canada/news/2017/03/fifth_regional_platformfordisasterriskreductionintheamericasendo.html as part of UNISDR’s Youth Video Challenge.