Sendai Framework

This article describes the disasters page, how The Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction reduces disaster risks in people’s economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets, community economics and business.   

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A project manager encounters problems, without notice. No matter what you plan, those questions will occur. Therefore, Sendai Framework methods are an important tool to use, to reduce risks that a project manager encounters in the daily work. Thus, how more specific approaches in this regard can be made effective in the treatment of historical areas worldwide. For example, risk management is now considered important in the context of historic buildings, as they are strongly related to cultural identity as well as to resilient communities and can have a major impact on local economies. This indicates that cultural heritage can be the central focus area for capacity building in less vulnerable places, and the protection of it is one of the main tasks to take care of in reducing vulnerability. Including what actions could enable better protection of cultural heritage. Can do by involving local communities in reconstruction plans, as well as in capacity building and self-directed projects? How can we preserve that cultural heritage? Additionally, how have reconstruction plans been administered recently worldwide? 

Moving forward

The purpose of the Sendai Framework “ambitious agreement” to reduce local vulnerability is the biggest and still unattended challenge that can make a difference in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, but also in advance by preventing damage. This challenge has grown critically due to increasing climate change, natural disasters and man-made disasters along with rapid urbanization. These factors are also associated with the transformation of peripheral areas around cities around the world, often with very poor build quality. Population of marginal rural areas, where historic centers of high cultural value are often located, is another of the consequences of disasters, leading to the general lack of local recovery policies. Today, situations of prolonged crisis and recurrence of conflict are becoming more frequent. As a result, the opportunities for rapid recovery of the cultural sector are significantly reduced, which in turn leads to further irreversible loss and vulnerability. There is today a growing recognition that the protection of cultural diversity and the promotion of cultural pluralism by protecting society’s tangible and intangible heritage and protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms is more than a cultural emergency. It is a security and humanitarian imperative in conflict and transition situations and an essential element in ensuring sustainable peace and development. It is also crucial for risk management due to lack of maintenance among other factors.  

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Frank Sanoh


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