We, citizens of Japan, have learnt a great deal through our experiences of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011. One way of ensuring the lessons learnt with so much sacrifice are communicated to the next generation is to reflect these lessons in global policies and frameworks.
Preparatory Committee Meetings
JCC2015, as a member of Major Group, has participated in and actively engaged in the previous PrepCom 1 & 2 in Geneva. The 3rd PrepCom will be held in Sendai on 13th March, the day before the beginning of the 3rd UN WCDRR. JCC2015, as an Organising Partner of the NGO Major Group, has participated in and actively engaged in the previous 1st and 2nd Preparatory Committee
Meetings held in Geneva. The 3rd Preparatory Committee Meeting (PrepCom3) will be held in Sendai on the 13th of March, the day before the beginning of the 3rd UN WCDRR. JCC2015 will continue to take part in the preparatory conference and the formulation of the post-2015 HFA framework.
UN World Conference
The 3rd WCDRR consists of the inter-governmental segment and the multi-stakeholder segment to cover a wider range of actors for the future DRR discussion. The Inter-Governmental Segment will be composed of a High-Level Dialogue, Ministerial Roundtables and an Official Plenary Sessions. The Multi-Stakeholder Segment is an interactive part of the conference in which accredited stakeholders are welcome to contribute to the official discussions. The Multi-Stakeholder Segment includes: Working Sessions, Ignite Stage, Study Tours and Excursions. JCC2015 will be participating in these sessions as an accredited
Working sessions are important part of WCDRR that civil society and international/national officials mutually discuss on diverse topics of DRR advocacy and implementations. Contributers for working sessions make groups under main 4 topics: ①Progress on existing Hyogo Framework of Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience to Nations Communities Priorities, ②Emerging Risks, ③Commitments to Implementation, ④Accelerating Implementation. Members of JCC2015 will participate in several working sessions and present the lessons learnt from a civil society perspective.
The Ignite Stage is a space for short presentations maximum 15 minutes on a disaster risk reduction topic, project or initiative. The Ignite Stage aims at providing opportunities to a broader array of topics not including in the official sessions and discussions to be briefly presented and acknowledged by the World Conference Audience. Member organisations of JCC2015 will present and share their unique experiences and knowledge gained from their activities.
The Public Forum is a significant part of the World Conference and promotes a shared responsibility of reducing risk and building resilience. The Public Forum will be heald over a number of venues during the period of the conference and is opened to conference participants and the general public. JCC2015 is placing a strong emphasis on the importance of the Public Forum and will hold the Global Conference on DRR for Civil Society to be held between 14th and 17th of March.
Reducing disaster risk and building resilience relies on the engagement of all members of society. Voluntary commitments from organizations and individuals are an essential compliment to legal obligations for protecting lives, livelihoods, assets and the environment and will be one cornerstone of implementation of the post 2015 framework for disaster risk reduction. Member organizations of JCC2015 have actively contributed their own commitments to the implementation of the post-2015 HFA framework.
International Network of Civil Society Organisations for DRR
JCC2015 has been closely working with international networks of civil society organisations for DRR. In 2014, JCC2015 signed a partnership agreements between the Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN), the Global Network of Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR), and the Huairou Commission aimed at cooperating in advocacy towards the formulation of post-2015 HFA framework from a civil society perspective.
Our International Network