During the Second Steering Committee Meeting, the partners recognised the forthcoming International Day for Disaster Reduction, held each year on 13th October. The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) is a major global awareness event to recognise progress and encourage further efforts to build disaster resilient communities and nations. It is an opportunity to acknowledge the substantial progress being made toward reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries.