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CDKN, Climate & Development Knowledge Network,ODI, Overseas Development Institute
This working paper was drafted in response to the current negotiations being undertaken to discuss the successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). The HFA was established in 2005 as a 10-year plan to make the world safer from natural disasters.
This paper finds that the current draft for the HFA successor does not adequately address vulnerability, including poverty, gender, age, and disability. In an attempt to address some of these shortcomings, this paper provides information to move the debate from simple inclusion in disaster risk reduction (DRR) policy-making to more complex issues. Four main aspects of vulnerable, marginalised groups are in focus: