This report outlines current gaps and key policy options available to bridge the gap between available disaster loss data and what is needed to translate them into anticipatory action.
People at a river bank
A project for a water resources early warning system in the Inkomati Basin, which is shared by South Africa with Mozambique and Eswatini, was announced today as the winner of the 2023 RISK Award.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Early warnings, Mozambique
Thanks to anticipatory action and investment in early warning efforts by the Government of Mozambique with support of the United Nations, the number of deaths and people displaced by Cyclone Freddy is lower than in past comparable cyclones.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
United Nations Mozambique
17th Africa Working Group
Translating commitments in the Nairobi Declaration into action to deliver on the Programme of Action for the implementation of the Sendai Framework in Africa in the context of COVID-19
President of Mozambique Filipe Jacinto Nyusi on IDDRR 2022
“Extreme weather events do not need to become disasters,” says Mozambique's President Nyusi on International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, at the launch of a joint UNDRR-WMO publication on multi-hazard early warning systems.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
UNDRR and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) organized a workshop to enhance coordination mechanism at the regional, sub-regional and national level for early warning systems and transboundary risk management (TRM).
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Southern African Development Community
European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO)
Netherlands Red Cross
Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale
One Pager Project Summary_510
This project seeks to support DRR stakeholders in Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique and UR Tanzania, to increase the collection and application of disaster loss data and of risk information in the context of EW-EA.
Africa SFM News April 2021

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

Participants at a workshop organised by UNDRR and ICLEI for cyclone affected cities in Africa
NAIROBI, 17 February, 2020 - Six cyclone-affected cities in southern Africa are joining together to develop the so-called Fortitude Initiative to build their resilience to the climate emergency following last year’s catastrophic South-West Indian Ocean
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
Resilient Infrastructure and Disaster Risk Reduction 10 September 2019 Financial Times Summit, Maputo Remarks Ms. Mami Mizutori Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

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