National DRR platform

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  • Ensure the terms of reference of national Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) platforms list persons from different at-risk groups as key stakeholders in DRR, specifically naming individual groups.
  • Ensure DRR platform members include Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) representing different at-risk groups, including Disabled People Organisations (DPOs), Older Peoples Organisations or Women's Organisations. 
  • Facilitate the participation of DRR practitioners with disabilities in DRR platform activities. Ensure accessible venues, accessible communication and provision of specific individual assistance.
  • Ensure the materials developed by DRR platforms consider different at-risk gropus and use sensitive language.
  • Use DRR platforms to showcase good practices around inclusion different at-risk groups in DRR to influence DRR stakeholders at the national level (governments, donors, CSOs, UN agencies etc.) for increased recognition of inclusive DRR programming.
  • Promote the observation and celebration of international days related to inclusion within the DRR platform, like the international day of person with disabilities on December 3.
  • Ensure the mapping of DRR related resources (human, financial and material) recognises different at-risk groups and their needs. For example, mapping DRR actors who have expertise and actively promote inclusion in their DRR programming.

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