The Caritas Confederation highlights its recommendations in scaling and accountability by sharing national, regional, and international models from Caritas Member Organizations across the globe. Caritas will present approaches, lessons and successes in multi-sectorial, multi-stakeholder coordination and cooperation, which mutually reinforce DRR, SDGs and CC agreements within the post-2015 framework for DRR. Thematic focus on climate, environmental restoration, strengthening risk proof livelihoods and preparedness will be illustrated through working across different timeframes and scaling to maximize impact, aligning information and new technologies with local practices and social norms.
The Caritas side event will showcase models that: – Ensure communities are supported to be the main actors to identify their risks and plan efforts to minimize potential loss from disaster; Caritas recognizes that communities are equal partners in assessment, planning, implementation and monitoring of risk reduction working in cooperation with others to ensure strengthened resiliency to hazards faced and assure protection of basic needs and risk proofing of livelihood options as fundamental building blocks of resiliency. – Provide opportunities for communities to participate in risk reduction, recognizing that communities are made up of different groups that have their own capacities and role to play. In particular, children, young people, women, and other vulnerable or under-represented groups, including indigenous groups, are important agents of change for resilience strengthening within their community. – Assure a multi-stakeholder approach to risk reduction platforms, harnessing its rich networks in many localities. The roles of local government, community, faith-based institutions, academic institutions, CSOs, private sectors, must work hand in hand to contribute to resiliency strengthening
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