Botswana

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This report provides an analysis of the state of public investment planning for the mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Botswana, as part of UNDRR’s programme “Building Disaster Resilience to Natural Hazards in Sub-Saharan African Regions

This country risk profile for Botswana provides a comprehensive view of hazard, risk and uncertainties for floods and droughts in a changing climate, with projections for the period 2050-2100. The risk assessment considers a large number of possible

The dry and arid region of Isiola in Kenya where droughts are recurrent. Photo ©EU/ECHO/Martin Karimi
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has engaged CIMA Research Foundation to generate risk profiles on flood and drought in 16 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The countries that will be involved in the risk assessment are: Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Gambia, Gabon, Cameroon, Ghana, Sao Tome and Principe, and Kenya.
Deep in discussion: participants at the Singapore workshop debate ways to boost their countries' disaster risk management capacity (Photo: Nanyang Technological University – Centre for Continuing Education)
Singapore and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) have renewed their partnership to strengthen the disaster risk management capacity of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and other developing countries that are vulnerable to natural disasters and are on the front line of climate change.

This paper discusses the inclusion of disaster risk reduction in the curriculum of the University of Botswana. Botswana has in fact suffered great losses from natural disasters like drought, livestock/cattle diseases, heavy rains and floods, thunder and

Staff from the Angolan Civil Protection Service listen to a presentation during the disaster loss database event in their country's capital Luanda (Photo: Angolan Civil Protection Service)
Six southern African countries have taken a key step in their efforts to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year global agreement to curb the impact of natural and man-made hazards, by starting a programme to harness data.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
Economic Commission for Africa
Southern African Development Community
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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
Economic Commission for Africa
Southern African Development Community
United Nations Development Programme - Ethiopia
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Southern Africa launches Disaster Risk Reduction Platform
When unexpectedly heavy floods displaced more than a million people in southern Africa in 2007, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) began to meet annually to prepare for future occurrences, culminating in the creation of the SADC Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction this month.