The VIII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean (RP23) has successfully concluded in Punta del Este, Uruguay. The event was held in a hybrid format from February 28 to March 2, 2023, under the theme, “Science and Technology for Integrated Disaster Risk Management”. The Government of Uruguay hosted the forum, which aimed to bring together a wide range of stakeholders to discuss and address the issue of disaster risk reduction.
The forum was organized as an inclusive event, and participants had the option to attend either in person or online. The multi-stakeholder approach of the Regional Platform brought together Member States, Parliamentarians, Local Governments, United Nations system entities, Intergovernmental Organizations, private sector, media, major groups, and other stakeholder groups.
The event highlighted the importance of science and technology in integrated disaster risk management. Participants discussed various…more