European Forum – Disaster Risk Reduction

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The Corpo Italiano di San Lazzaro
(CSLI Italy)
at the European Forum
Disaster Risk Reduction

21st – 23rd November, Roma


Alexander Virgili EFDRR 2018 n.2

Representatives of the European countries, stakeholder groups and partners have attended in Italy, 21-23 November 2018, at the European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR), an opportunity to exchange and move forward on local level resilience, economic risks and reaching the Sendai Framework 2020 priority targets. It has been an important meeting to fix some common strategies and to subscribe the “Rome Declaration of Stakeholders”.

Alexander Virgili EFDRR 2018

The Corpo Italiano di San Lazzaro has attended the meeting works by the Commander Prof. Antonio Virgili and the Coordinator of the CSLI Italia Civil Protection group Lt.Col. CSLI Alexander Virgili who, not only has attended the whole Forum meetings, but has also been a speaker at the Plenary session: Every life counts: inclusive and equality based DRR strategies. During this plenary session the development of national and local DRR strategies has been the foremost priority to be undertaken and delivered by 2020. For addressing this objective, it is fundamental to have in mind that many underlying drivers of risk can increase hazard, exposure and vulnerability.

The starting point for a DRR strategy is defined by the understanding of disaster risk and the evaluation of current systems and capacities. The destination point is defined by the DRR goals and targets that are decided by authorities at national or local level in a multi-stakeholder mechanism. Last but not least, the Lt.Col. Alexander Virgili has been interviewed by Ethan Films, the video producers partner company of UN and UNISDR, and had contacts with several delegates and representatives. At short distance from the previous event organized for the International Day for Disaster Reduction, this was the second occasion of national and international importance where the Corpo Italiano di San Lazzaro was authoritatively present.

Finally, the presence of the Corpo Italiano di San Lazzaro was further appreciated during the TEDx in Marcianise, on 11th November, where Alexander Virgili intervened with a report on “perception and misperception of catastrophes”.

Salvatore Marinelli, Major CSLI
Member of the Executive Committee
of Corpo Italiano di San Lazzaro