PLANAT (2007)

How to create and run a platform?

The Hyogo Framework for Action 2005–2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters defines as one of its strategic goals the “development and strengthening of institutions, mechanisms and capacities to build resilience to hazards” and recommends the creation of national platforms for disaster risk reduction as amulti-sectoral coordination mechanism. Already in 1997 Switzerland has created this national platform, based on its long-standing experience with natural hazards, and related to the IDNDR Yokohama Strategy of 1994.