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About Sendai Framework of Action 2015-2030 "The Sendai Framework is the successor instrument to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). The Sendai Framework is a 15-year, voluntary, non-binding agreement which recognizes that the State has the primary role to reduce disaster risk but that responsibility should be shared with other stakeholders including local government, the private sector and other stakeholders. It aims at the following outcome: "The substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries." (Reference:

The Four Priorities for Action in Sendai focus on Priority 1. Understanding disaster risk
Priority 2. Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk
Priority 3. Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience
Priority 4. Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction

In 2005, the global endorsement and adoption of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) offered Lebanon the opportunity to plan, implement and coordinate a Disaster Risk Reduction approach. Moreover, by adopting the Sendai Framework for action (2015-2030) in 2015 Lebanon has committed for the years to come to increase national and societal resilience against disasters.

Phase III (2016-2018) of the "Strengthening Disaster Management Capacities In Lebanon" project was developed to cater to the new Sendai Framework of Action, current needs, gaps, challenges and the situation the country is facing. The objective of Phase III is “To help the Government of Lebanon in establishing effective national institutions; including disaster risk information and disaster risk management systems, to increase societal resilience against disasters, especially in refugee-hosting high risk regions.
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