Call for Applications: 2022 Side Event Program

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Deadline: 31-Jan-22

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2022 Side Event Program.

The seventh session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2022) will be organized and convened by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) from 23 to 28 May 2022, in Bali, Indonesia, hosted by the Government of Indonesia. The event will be co-chaired by the Government of Indonesia and UNDRR.

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is a multi-stakeholder global forum where participants come together to discuss and review progress on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. At the Global Platform, governments, the UN system and all stakeholders get together to share knowledge, discuss the latest developments and trends in reducing disaster risk, identify gaps and make recommendations to further accelerate the implementation of the Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction.

Objective: Side events support the outcomes of the 2022 Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in that they allow different stakeholders and participants to present their work on DRR, raise awareness on disaster risk reduction activities, and contribute to the promotion and exchange of knowledge.

Format

It is foreseen that GP2022 will feature 16 side events, of which eight to be conducted as in-person events and eight to be conducted as virtual events and screened at the GP2022. Selected organizers will be provided with a ninety minutes session slot. Side events take place during the three official days of GP2022, during mornings, lunch breaks, afternoons and evenings.

  • In-person Side Events
    • Take place in connection with GP2022, during Bali time zone (UTC/GMT +8 hours)
    • All panelists and organizers to be physically present
    • May include pre-recorded statements/video messages
    • Side events to be featured as distinct events in the GP2022 website agenda
    • Webstream/recording of side events to be confirmed at a later stage
  • Online Side Events
    • Take place in connection with GP2022, during Bali time zone (UTC/GMT +8 hours)
    • Representatives of the organizers to be present in Bali, providing coordination support and a link between GP2022 participants and the online audience
    • Will be broadcast in a dedicated room at the GP2022 conference venue
    • Side events to be featured as distinct events in the GP2022 website agenda
    • Organization and registration for online side events to be managed by the side event organizers (e.g. using Zoom/Teams/Webex platforms)
    • Recordings of side events at the discretion of the organizer: recordings can be uploaded on the GP2022 website afterwards
Eligibility Criteria
  • They invite different stakeholders and participants – Member States, Parliamentarians, Local Governments, United Nations system entities, Intergovernmental Organizations, Major Groups and other Stakeholder Groups to submit side event applications.
  • Before submitting a side event application, please make sure to register for the GP2022 on the GP2022 Website and use the same email address for the submission of the side event application as for the general GP2022 registration.

For more information, visit https://globalplatform.undrr.org/apply-event

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