Financing for Disaster Risk Reduction and Risk-Informed Approaches to Investing across the SDGs (2021 FFD Forum Side Event)

Virtual, 7:30 - 8:45 am (NY time)
Disaster risk reduction and financing and development cooperation

Watch the video recording of the event here.

This interactive event was co-hosted by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs, and the Co-Chairs of the Group of Friends for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The side event brought together a variety of development finance practitioners, including from Governments, development cooperation agencies, international financial institutions (IFIs) and the private sector, to engage on a comprehensive approach to financing disaster risk reduction (DRR) that is responsive to country needs, particularly in the time of COVID-19.

Practitioners identified the unique roles each sector will play in developing this approach, and identified recommendations on a way forward, including on the implementation of national DRR financing strategies and resilient investment. Discussions drew on insights from the 2021 Financing for Sustainable Development Report, recent and upcoming UNDRR reports on risk-informed investing and reducing risk and building resilience of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and analytical work of the Development Cooperation Forum (DCF).


UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development