International Day for Disaster Reduction is set to encourage every individual
Celebrating International Day for Disaster Reduction
International Day for Disaster Reduction is set to encourage every individual, community, and the government to take part in building more disaster resilient communities and nations.
International Day for Disaster Reductionis is held every year on 13th October, celebrating how people and communities around the world are helping forward in reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of controlling and preventing the risks that they face.
The 2016 edition marks the launch of the new “Sendai Seven” campaign that is centred on the seven targets of the Sendai Framework. Sendai Seven is centric to saving lives in the disasters.
Marking the history, The International Day for Disaster Reduction formerly focused on –
In 2015: Knowledge for Life : The focus was on traditional, indigenous, and local knowledge.The way that complements modern science and further that adds to individuals and societies’ resilience.
In 2014: Resilience is for Life: Highlighting the need for a more inclusive approach for older people in the disaster risk reduction and recognising the critical role they can play in resilience building through their experience and knowledge.
In 2013: Living with Disability and Disasters: Focussed on persons living with disabilities. They are among the most excluded people in society, and their plight is magnified when a disaster strikes.
In 2012: Women and Girls: the (in)-Visible Force of Resilience: Girls are powerful agents of change and have unique knowledge and skills, which are certainly crucial, while addressing or managing disaster risks.
The list is unending, several themes and different perspective have been put up every year towards the contribution of reducing disasters widely.
Concluding, Spread awareness let everybody understand the need of the hour and come forward in preserving nature and its resources, and also to prevent disasters.