The National Coordinator, Lawal Rafiu Adeniran and the Director for Partnership, Miss Matesun Oluwabukunmi, joined other participants at the Two-Day National Workshop on Frontline Advocacy and Implementation of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 organised by the Global Network of Civil Society for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) in Nigeria.

The event which took place on the 25/26, April 2017 at Koltol Guest House, Ibadan, Oyo State, brought together key stakeholders including CSOs and MDAs from across the country that are concerned about disaster management and risk reduction in Nigeria.

Mr Amusat Kolawole, Project Lead, Frontline Nigeria, while welcoming participants to this event pointed out that the essence of the gathering was to discuss, deliberate and consult on how disaster threats facing communities at the frontline of disasters can be reduced to the bearest minimum through advocacy efforts.

Dr. Duro, an expert speaker from the Urban and Regional Planning Department, Polytechnic Ibadan, whose paper focused on the strategies involved in urban and regional planning in Nigeria identified some of the challenges facing town planners in Nigeria as insecurity, poor transport facilities, unconducive political environment and the absence of development plans. He posited that the way forward is to have development plans and also mainstream DRR in elementary schools.

The workshop enjoins all stakeholders in the Frontline project to positively contribute to achieving sustainable development using Frontline Advocacy and the implementation of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) in Nigeria.