Mangaluru,Aug 28,2017: According to a media note received here, Dr. Edmond Fernandes, Founder and CEO, CHD Group and Guest Faculty, Dept of Public Health, NitteUniversity has been invited as Resource person to address the Regional forum on translating global frameworks into practice.
This is being organized by UN ESCAP in collaboration with GIZ, IFRC, ADPCand UNDP. Asian countries are being brought together in this dialogue on what is the way forward to optimise and translate global policies into grass-root actions. Escap is the regional development arm of the United Nations for the Asia-Pacific region, Dr. Edmond Fernandes to address UN Regional Meeting in Thailand
Dr. Edmond Fernandes will be deliberating on how frameworks on disaster risk reduction can be strengthened by main streaming health in all policies across different sectors and agencies. He will also be highlighting how south south co-operation at the ASEAN level can create a new world order in strengthening International development and achieving disaster resilience and meaningfully bringing climate change adaptation practices.
Different countries will also share their experience and how disaster response is handled and sharing of learning and best practices will take place through this Asia level dialogue.The coherence approach is emphasized in the various global, regional and national framework pertaining to disaster risk reduction and the United Nations member States in Asia and the Pacific have called for enhancing regional co-operation to build resilience to disasters in the region. Besides that, Dr. Edmond Fernandes will be holding parallel meetings with Chulalongkorn University,Mahidol University and other Institutes in Thailand to further the public health agenda for Asia.
Three landmark frameworks- the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the 2030Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement under the UN Framework Conventionon Climate Change have all called upon member States to mainstream disaster resilience in the context of sustainable development. The role of local governments in decentralizing risk informed development and adapting the global agendas to local milieu and constraints is in the process of being fully operationalized. Dr. Edmond Fernandes is also Member – Health Task Force, DDMA, Government of Karnataka.