Date: 29th April, 2018 - 1st May, 2018
Venue: Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC), West Agargaon, Dhaka 1207.
Bangladesh organized the Dhaka Conference on Disability & Disaster Risk Management in December 2015 to share experience and knowledge on disability inclusive DRM, with a purpose to identify concrete actions for inclusive implementation of the SFDRR. It was attended by over 400 participants from 18 different countries, with nearly 25% of the participants being persons with disabilities.
The outcome document of the Dhaka Conference was the Dhaka Declaration on Disability and DRM. This Declaration supports the implementation of the Sendai Framework by calling for inclusion and the full and meaningful participation of persons with disabilities in all disaster risk management programs, including specific actions to be undertaken by 2017. During the conference, the participants and organizers identified a necessity to organize such international level conferences on a regular basis to strengthen and sustain international support for the inclusive implementation of the SFDRR.
The conference on this year will also focus on addressing disability issues in the humanitarian crisis, which was strongly highlighted in the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 and in relevant documents.