On 10th October 2016, in commemoration of the International Day of Disaster Reduction, Soka Gakkai International (SGI), the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities (JLIF&LC) and the World Council of Churches (WCC) co-organized a roundtable on ‘The contribution of FBOs to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction’, held at the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, Switzerland.
Twenty-two representatives from different organizations including FBOs, a government, UN agencies (including UNISDR and UNHCR), NGOs and academic institutions were present.
The themes addressed included:
- Faith groups’ roles in implementing Sendai Framework DRR, in particular, reducing mortality.
- Good practices on DRR conducted by faith groups.
- How to strengthen partnership among governments, UN agencies, FBOs and religious communities.