Birendra Pokhrel Participates in Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva

The country representative of ICEVI for Nepal Mr. Birendra Raj Pokharel (PhD) participated in the Sixth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction organised during 13-17 May 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Pokharel was representing The United Nations Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities. He has also been assigned as focal point for Asia for Thematic Group on Disaster Risk Reduction (TG-DRR) to facilitate the discourse of Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DIDRR) within stakeholders group.

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is a critical component of the monitoring and implementation process of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030).The TGDRR under stakeholders group on disability is a leading vehicle of the international community for wide-ranging and comprehensive discussions on understanding and managing DIDRR.

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