September 01, 2022
Chaired by the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Technical Working Group on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Monitoring and Reporting (SFM-TWG) met yesterday, August 31, 2022, to discuss the initial results and findings of the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework (MTR SF) in the Philippines and the Short-Term Review of the National DRRM Plan 2020-2030. This is in preparation for the submission of the Philippines’ National Report for Mid-term Review of Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (MTR SF) in the country.
The MTR SF and STR of the NDRRMP 2020-2030 aims to:
a) Stock take the implementation of the Sendai Framework in the Philippines to date;
b) Assessment of the progress made, and challenges experienced in implementing the NDRRMP 2020-2030;
c) Identify new and emerging issues, as well as changes in context since 2015;
d) Formulate recommendations for prioritized, accelerated, and integrated international, national and local cooperation and action in the period 2023 to 2030;
e) Initiate nascent thinking on possible international arrangements for risk-informed sustainable development beyond 2030; and
f) Provide recommendations to the updating of the Philippine Development Plan 2017 – 2022 on reducing risks and enhancing resilience.
In coming up with the initial findings of the said study, a series of multi-stakeholder meetings, workshops and public consultations were conducted from July to September 2022 to gather feedback from relevant agencies, who are the sources and users of data for the targets and indicators of the SFDRR and NDRRMP.
The wide-range of stakeholders engaged in this initiative include the National, and select Regional, and Local DRRM Councils in the country as well as the Private Sector, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), development partners, and representatives from the vulnerable sector.
This approach utilized existing multi-sector and inter-institutional mechanisms to ensure that the results of the MTR SF benefit from a whole-of-government and whole-of-nation approach by tapping stakeholders beyond those involved in disaster management in the Philippines.
Afterwards, the report will be presented to and vetted by the NDRRMC Technical Management Group and the NDRRMC Full Council prior to its submission to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) .
The Philippines, together with 187 countries, adopted the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) 2015-2030 at The Third UN World Conference in Sendai, Japan, in March 2015. The Sendai Framework is a 15-year, voluntary, and non-binding agreement. It recognizes that the State has the primary role in reducing disaster risk and that responsibility should be shared with other stakeholders, including local government, the private sector, and other partners.
The MTR SF is being conducted in parallel with the short-term review of the NDRRMP 2020 – 2030. This plan sets a mandate and direction toward establishing a functional results-based monitoring and evaluation system (RBMES) that will track the implementation progress of planned activities and monitor the progress of the intended outputs and outcomes.