The Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (APMCDRR 2020) is going to be held by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Australian Government from 29 June – 2 July 2020 in Brisbane, Australia. The Conference will provide an opportunity to come together to tackle the shared challenge of accelerating our disaster resilience efforts.
This year’s theme is ‘Making a change: Accelerating the transformation to risk-informed development. Enabling local and inclusive disaster resilience.’ Supporting this theme, the 2020 APMCDRR will feature three interconnected content streams focused on investing in prevention; making infrastructure and systems resilient; and sharing innovations, knowledge and solutions. The draft conference program is now online.There are also many unique opportunities to get involved in the conference; from exhibiting in the Marketplace, organizing a Partner Event, hosting a Learning Lab, speaking on the Ignite Stage or going on a Field Trip. Register your interest now to engage, inspire change, share or learn so we can all accelerate disaster risk reduction and build greater resilience. Register your interest online at undrr.org/apmcdrr by 15 March 2020.How can we make a change and accelerate to risk informed development? How can we enable local and inclusive disaster resilience? It starts here – at the 2020 APMCDRR, where we mark the start of the decade for action to fulfil the Sustainable Development Goals and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.