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Integrating DRR into the CCA/UNDAF Process Introduction of new guide. Background. UN 1997 reform agenda stresses challenges and new developments – including growing levels of disaster risk .

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  • UN 1997 reform agenda stresses challenges and new developments – including growing levels of disaster risk.
  • Since late 1990s a number of international commitments to DRR made including: NB increasing focus away from just humanitarian
    • UN Millennium Declaration
    • General Assembly (since 2004)
    • Johannesburg Programme of Implementation
    • Bali Action Plan
    • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • 2007 UNSG’s Policy Committee made specific recommendation on DRR and climate change agreeing on three decisions centred on:
    • The importance of raising greater, political attention/advocacy on benefits of DRR & consequences of not investing in it;
    • To commit the UN to enhance links between DRR and climate change agendas; and
    • To promote the better mainstreaming of DRR and the HFA into the UN system’s policies and practices.
  • UNDG Task-team established under PG.
integrating drr into cca undaf
Integrating DRR into CCA/UNDAF
  • Integrating DRR in CCA and UNDAF process is...
    • an important stepping stone towards integrating DRR into national level development
    • an important sign of the UNCTs political commitment for risk reduction
    • an opportunity to increase likely success of country programmes in risk prone countries.
purpose of the guidance note
Purpose of the Guidance Note
  • An annex to the core (2009) CCA/UNDAFguide.
  • Intended to support UNCTs embarking on CCA/UNDAF in countries where disaster risk is an important challenge development.
  • Targeted at UN but also of interest to other stakeholders providing helpful guidance on integrating DRR into broader development analysis, strategic planning and programming.
  • Close relationship between DRR & climate change adaptation means also of use when working on climate change issues.
draft guidance structure
Draft Guidance – Structure
  • Introduction - overview of relationship between disasters and development & key commitments made by the international community to DRR.
  • Part 1 - role of the UNCT in DRR & how DRR relates to the CCA/UNDAF key principles of engagement.
  • Part 2 - how DRR issues can be effectively captured in country level analysis (including in the CCA).
  • Part 3 - how DRR can be incorporated into the preparation of the UNDAF – should it be a cross-cutting issue or separate pillar or both?
  • Part 4how to develop qualitative and quantitative indicators for the effective monitoring and evaluation of DRR efforts.
draft guidance objectives
Draft Guidance – Objectives
  • Guidelines will enable UNCTs to:
    • Analyse disaster risk– root causes of disasters & why/how they can/do impact on communities/ sectors/assets & how they are likely to be impacted by climate change .
    • Review how disaster risk interacts w. development– a two way relationship.
    • Examine national capacities and risk reduction options – tobetter protect lives, livelihoods and assets.
    • Identify priorities for intervention.
    • Agreed on the most appropriate areas of UNCT support.
    • Include DRR as an integral element in M&E.
draft guidance some critical elements
Draft Guidance – some critical elements
  • The guide unpacks how DRR relates to five main UNDAF principles
    • human rights based approach;
    • gender equality;
    • environmental sustainability;
    • results based management; and
    • capacity development.
  • Climate change adaptation considered as a cross-cutting issue.
  • Gives examples of critical questions to be asked when looking at how sectors are/should address DRR.
  • Contains useful annexes including practical examples.
critical issues
Critical Issues
  • Disasters are not an issue for every UNCT.
  • Risk is not static… to climate change – today’s disaster free country may face future threats…
  • Thinking about risk beyond…
    • Humanitarian (response).
    • Hazard (physical threat) – not just a scientific issue.
  • Supporting a more strategic national approach.
  • 2009-2011 UNDAF roll-out – majority of countries face high-levels of disaster risk.