On 31 March 2021 Member States were invited to reflect 2020 data for Targets A, B, C, D & E in the Sendai Framework Monitor. This milestone was particularly important as countries were invited to reflect Covid 19 data for the first time and to report on
African Least Developed Countries and Pacific Islands will be the first to benefit from upgraded early warning systems against weather and climate-related shocks under an action plan outlined at the United Nations climate change conference.
UNISDR Parliamentary Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction, Abdou Sané, Member of Parliament from Senegal, recently welcomed the African Union's decision to establish an African Risk Capacity Secretariat - a specialized agency of the African Union which will help elaborate a legal agreement on a pooled risk insurance facility for droughts, floods, earthquakes and cyclones.
This policy brief, issued while Governments discuss how to adapt to climate change in Durban, reflects that African countries are committed and investing funds to reduce risk to floods and droughts, albeit too little and still insufficiently in
This is the 2nd edition of the Disaster Risk Management Program for Priority Countries, originally published by GFDRR in 2009. It now includes the country programmes missing in the first edition (Burkina Faso, Malawi, Mali, Senegal, and Philippines, as
This inventory is an attempt to pull together the threads and to identify what does and what does not work in relation to legal, institutional and planning frameworks for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Africa. It aims to further support the
This publications focuses on 20 core countries with high vulnerability to natural hazards and low economic resilience to cope with disaster impacts including anticipated climate change and variability: Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti