The expected outcomes of the Second Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference (MHEWC-II) will need to highlight strategies and actions to build, promote and strengthen multi-hazard early warning systems, especially how to address key gaps such as faster and broader dissemination of warnings and the quality of the information provided to the ‘last mile’, at risk communities or affected populations, through capacity development and operational support.
A first and immediate outcome will be an input to a variety of sessions of the Sixth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2019), especially its Working Session on Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems as well as the High-level Dialogues and Ministerial Roundtables, to be reflected in the Chairperson’s Summary of the GP2019 and its proceedings. This will be reflected in a MHEWC-II Statement/Declaration.
Furthermore, a dedicated outcome document will be produced in the months following the Conference, based on its outcomes, including a set of recommendations that could be achieved by countries before the next Conference (MHEWC-III). It is hoped that such a document will also influence investments in multi-hazard early warning systems and programming of development partners, donors and the private sector as well as the Science and Technology Roadmap to support the implementation of the Sendai Framework.
The proceedings of the MHEWC-II and/or selected papers and session summaries will also be published. Technical issue briefs will be available for selected MHEWC-II sessions and from the GP2019 Working Session on Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems to provide further information on the specific topics. Lastly, from the inputs into the MHEWC-II, an online, categorized “good practice and lessons learnt repository” will be created, adding to those compiled from the MHEWC-I.
- MHEWC-II Statement/Declaration (PDF - to come)
- MHEWC-II Proceedings (PDF - to come)
- Guidance document on implementing and sustaining multi-hazard early warning systems (PDF - to come)
Outcome documents, presentations and recordings of the First Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference (MHEWC-I), 22-23 May 2017, Cancún, Mexico: