Overview

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Regional Office for Africa (UNDRR-Africa) based in Nairobi, Kenya coordinates DRR initiatives in support of 44 Member States in Sub-Saharan Africa. UNDRR-Africa has as solid partnership with the African Union Commission, five Regional Economic Communities (RECs) regional UN entities and other development partners. It also engages stakeholders such as  science and technology consortia, youth representatives, media and civil society members and groups.

The UNDRR-Africa Liaison Office, based in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, provides support to the African Union Commission to implement the Programme of Action (POA) for the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 in Africa. The UNDRR-Ethiopia office also organizes the biannual meetings of the Africa Working Group on Disaster Risk Reduction (AWGDRR) jointly with the AUC. The AWGDRR is chaired by the AUC while UNDRR is the Secretariat. It is the primary  body for continental coordination of DRR in Africa. The AWGDRR meetings bring together regional and national DRR focal points alongside  key DRR actors to implement the POA.

Contact us

United Nations Complex
Block N
Level 2
Gigiri
PO Box 47074
00100
Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: +254 207626719
UNDRR-Africa@un.org 
 

Countries

COUNTRY OFFICIAL FOCAL POINT TYPE CONTACT WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Benin Direction de la Prévention et de la Protection Civile National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Botswana National Disaster Management Office, Office of the President National Platform VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso - government National Platform VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Burundi Burundi - government National Platform VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Cabo Verde Serviço Nacional de Protecção Civil National Platform +238 616412 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Congo, Dem Rep of the Min de l'Intérieur National Platform VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Congo, Rep of the Ministère de l'Économie Forestière et de l'Environnement National Platform VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Côte d'Ivoire Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests National Platform +225 20219406 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Gabon Ministere de l'Interieur,de la Sécurité Publique, de l'Immigration et de la Décentralisation National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Ghana National Disaster Management Organization (Ghana) National Platform +233 21780221 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Guinea Ministère de l'Environnement et du Developpement Durable National Platform +224664327148 COUNTRY PROFILE
Guinea-Bissau National Service of Civil Protection (Guinea-Bissau) National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Kenya Ministry of Devolution and Planning, State department of devolution, Directorate of special programmes National Platform +254 20 2252299 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Lesotho Disaster Management Authority National Platform +266 22312183 COUNTRY PROFILE
Namibia Office of the Prime (Namibia) National Platform +264 612879111 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Niger Office of the Prime Minister (Niger) National Platform COUNTRY PROFILE
Nigeria National Emergency Management Agency (Nigeria) National Platform (+234)09-2905777 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Senegal Direction de la Protection Civile, Ministère de l'Intérieur (Senegal) National Platform +221338893900 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Seychelles Division of Risk and Disaster Management Sendai Framework +248 4672200 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Seychelles Division of Risk and Disaster Management National Platform +248 4672200 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Sierra Leone Disaster Management Department, Office of National Security National Platform +232 76 615 840 COUNTRY PROFILE
South Africa Department of Water Affairs and Forestry National Platform +27 123367500 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Tanzania, United Rep of Office of the Prime Minister (Tanzania, United Rep of) National Platform +255 222135076 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Togo Ministère de l'Environnement et des Ressources Forestières National Platform +228 2212897 COUNTRY PROFILE
Uganda Office of the Prime Minister (Uganda) National Platform +256 414 254 252 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE
Zambia Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit National Platform +260 1255725 VIEW WEBSITE COUNTRY PROFILE

News and events

Poor sanitation and lack of garbage collection is a risk factor in the spread of communicable diseases like cholera. (Photo: David Gough/IRIN)
A cholera outbreak in Kenya that is concentrated in the informal settlements shows how entrenched poverty can combine with poor urban planning to breed disasters.
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UNISDR chief Margareta Wahlstrom briefing the media in Sendai, Japan,  at the World Conference which adopted the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in March. (Photo: UNISDR)
The head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström, today welcomed the UN General Assembly’s endorsement of a new global plan to reduce deaths and injuries, the numbers of people affected and economic losses arising from disasters.
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Live monitoring of Typhoon Maysak's track from the Philippines' DOST-Project NOAH website.
The head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Margareta Wahlström, spoke today of her concerns about the future development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the face of extreme weather events.
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Thomas Loster, MunichRE Foundation, Margareta Wahlstrom, UNISDR, RISK Award Winner, Shweta Gupta of AIILSG and  Walter J. Amman, President of GRF Davos. (Photo: UNISDR)
All the key drivers of risk are present in the Indian city of Pune where 25,000 people living in ten slums will benefit from a project which today won the 2015 Risk Award and a grant of €100,000 at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
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(From Left) Mr. Luis Felipe Puente Espinosa,Dr. Somia Okued, Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Moderator Steve Kraus, Dr Bruce Aylward, Mr Elhadj As Sy, and Dr Ali Ardalan. (Photo: UNISDR)
The Mayor of Christchurch today said that inclusion of health “is an absolute minimum requirement” for the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute today to a group of former and serving politicians who are championing disaster risk reduction and thereby striving to save lives and prevent economic losses.
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The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, opens the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, to agree on a new framework which will update the HFA. (Photo: UNISDR)
The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, today opened the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, stating that annual economic losses now exceed US$ 300 billion annually.
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The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction is expecting heads of State and government representatives from over 170 countries. (Photo: Vincent Fung)
The world gathers this weekend in Sendai, Japan, for the third time in 21 years to agree on a new framework for managing disaster risk which will reduce mortality and economic losses.
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The President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Mr. Saber Chowdhury, speaking at a meeting of parliamentarians in Sendai. (Photo: UNISDR)
The President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) today emphasized the importance of “a good start here in Sendai” as the world gears up for what he called “the year for sustainable development.”
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There are now 45 role model cities under UNISDR's Making Cities Resilient campaign that are ready to implement the new ISO 37120 standard for resilient and sustainable cities.
The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today agreed to help pioneer a new ISO Standard in 45 cities already recognized for their commitment to keeping their citizens safe from a range of natural hazards including floods, storms and earthquakes.
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Activities

Our regional office engages in the following tasks and activities to support international efforts for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and Sendai Framework implementation

Africa - 2

Extended programme of action for the implementation of the Africa Regional Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (2006-2015)

This report includes the extended Programme of Action for the implementation of the Africa Regional Strategy for disaster risk reduction (2006-2015) and the recommendations of the second African Ministerial Declaration on disaster risk reduction held in Nairobi, Kenya, 14-16 April 2010.

Africa - 3

Disaster reduction in Africa: ISDR Informs

The Africa Informs covers disaster risk reduction activities in Sub Saharan Africa at regional, sub regional and national level.

Africa - 4

East and Central Africa Disaster Risk reduction website

This website serves as a platform to promote the disaster risk reduction agenda in the region, providing insights and linkages to national, regional, continental and global frameworks and actions on Disaster Risk Reduction. It also seeks to provide technical and policy guidance, standards and information in order to enhance coordination and learning for better programming and increased community resilience in the region.