As part of the disaster-prone South Asian region, Sri Lanka is particularly vulnerable to various risks. In light of the many frameworks that have emerged in the last year, discussing an integrated approach to resilience was essential. This included frameworks on disaster risk reduction (Sendai Framework), climate change (Paris Agreement), sustainable development (Sustainable Development Goals) and upcoming seminars on the urban agenda and World Humanitarian Summit.
The half day event convening members of the public sector, private sector, I/NGO sector and civil society alike, creating a platform on which to breakdown the various frameworks for local action, unearthing in its wake, issues of various magnitude as well as the parallel solutions and calling out to various stakeholders to make a commitment to aid in their implementation.
This workshop aimed to deliberate on the way forward to implement these global frameworks in Sri Lanka and the role that these various stakeholders can play in making them real. It looked at setting priorities and gaining inputs on actions to turn risk to resilience.