The role of accountability within disaster risk governance

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During the decade that followed the adoption of the Hyogo Framework for Action in 2005, calls for greater public, private and civic accountability to reduce risk and vulnerability became increasingly vocal. It also provided guidance to the focal point on Disaster Risk Reduction at the central government level on how to improve leadership in risk governance, transparency, sharing of risk information, stakeholder participation and public awareness and encouraging and action on stakeholder feedback.
Accountability in disaster risk reduction is intended to enable scrutiny and understanding of actions taken at different levels, and of those responsible for such actions. Article 19(e) of the Sendai Framework articulates the principle that disaster risk reduction depends on coordination mechanisms within and across sectors, full engagement and clear responsibilities of all State institutions and stakeholders, to ensure mutual accountability.
In contributing to this agenda, a workshop on “Ensuring Accountability in Disaster Risk Management and Reconstruction” was organised as a part of a global, regional and national partnership. This workshop and the subsequent policy dialogue had the participation of disaster risk management experts and state and non-state stakeholders to deliberate on and develop a possible framework for social accountability to be considered for inclusion in a national disaster management plan.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Building Resilience
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Resilience to Address the Unexpected
EditorsNiluka Domingo, Suzanne Wilkinson
Place of PublicationAuckland
PublisherMassey University
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780473372682
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2016
EventThe 6th International Building Resilience Conference 2016: Building Resilience to Address the Unexpected - University of Auckland , Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 7 Sep 20169 Sep 2016
Conference number: 6 (Link to Conference Information)


ConferenceThe 6th International Building Resilience Conference 2016
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
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