The third edition of the World Reconstruction Conference (WRC3) brought together approximately 800 participants from civil society, national and local governments, academia, the private sector and international organizations from around the world in Brussels from 6-8 June 2017. The conference addressed the role of post-crisis recovery and reconstruction for resilience building and disaster risk reduction and shared experience with a view to advance the implementation of the 2015 Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The conference was jointly organized by the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, the European Commission, UNDP, and GFDRR/World Bank.
Through funding from Window 3 of the ACP-EU NDRR Program, GFDRR enabled the attendance and participation of over 70 delegates from ACP countries to the conference, including as speakers and panellists.
Furthermore, in the margins of the WRC3, on June 9, 2017, more than 100 participants including ministers, permanent secretaries, ambassadors, DRM coordinators, recovery advisors and policy officers from ACP countries attended a “Focus Day” on lessons learned from post-disaster response in ACP countries in the framework of the ACP-EU NDRR Program. See the story here.