EDF has published resource documents on disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Europe and Central Asia. This will support the European Union, national governments and other stakeholders in planning, implementation and review of disaster management policies, and will help to guide organisations of persons with disabilities as they participate in this process.
Regional review, policy paper, and practical guidance
In order to inform and guide future policy, EDF has produced four resources regarding disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the 55 countries in Europe and Central Asia
- Review of the current status of disability inclusion in DRR policy and planning
Review of Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Policy and Practice across Europe and Central Asia
- Quick reference guide on disability-inclusive DRR for practitioners
Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DiDRR): A quick reference guide for practitioners in Europe and Central Asia
- Policy paper on disability-inclusive DRR
Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction: Moving forward in DiDRR across Europe and Central Asia
- Policy brief on disability-inclusive DRR
Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction: Moving forward in DiDRR across Europe and Central Asia (Policy Brief)
Supporting implementation of regional roadmap
It is well documented that that persons with disabilities are greater risk during events such as flooding, heatwaves and pandemics. At the same time, people with disabilities and their representative organisations are rarely involved in planning and implementation of activities to prevent and respond to such events.
In 2021, at the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR), a new DRR roadmap for Europe and Central Asia (2021-2030) was endorsed. The EDF documents above will guide and support the European Union and national governments of the 55 countries covered by the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR), to develop, implement and monitor strategies in line with their obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
These resources will also be updated and developed further in future, in line with similar initiatives in other regions of the world, leading towards the Global Platform for DRR 2022.
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