Nigeria

Jainaba Sonku,  Programme Presenter for QTV, Gambia, speaking at the ECOWAS workshop (photo: Duncan Lukoye- DIRAJ Multimedia Centre)
The Diraj network of journalists reporting on disaster risk reduction is spreading across Africa.
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African Development Bank
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
African Union Commission
Abuja, Nigeria
(from left) Panellists Nina Stuurman, IOM; Katie Peters, ODI; Hamza Said Hamza, Somalia; Abdessalam Ould Ahmed, FAO; Banak Wal, South Sudan
One of the most anticipated sessions at the Africa-Arab States Platform on DRR today was the session on DRR in a Fragile and Conflict context.
Nigeria's success in curbing its Ebola outbreak has won recognition from the UN as one the world's outstanding examples of how to reduce disaster mortality (Photo: CDC Global)
The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, today marked International Day for Disaster Reduction by recognising five outstanding examples of successful efforts to reduce disaster mortality.
Community "social mobilizers" played a critical role in halting Nigeria's Ebola outbreak (Photo: CDC Global)
Nigeria has been Ebola-free since it narrowly avoided being sucked into the escalation of the highly contagious haemorrhagic fever outbreak which devastated its neighbours, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone resulting in the loss of over 11,000 lives.

This report aims to provide a thematic review on risk governance in Africa as a contribution to the 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR 2015). It identifies achievements, good practices, gaps and challenges against selected

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
Abuja
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African Union
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
Abuja
(l to r) Prof. Viola Onwuliri, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Nigeria; Paul Dlamini, Deputy PM, Swaziland; and Margareta Wahlstrom, Head of UNISDR (Photo: UNISDR)
Africa today became the first world region to make a comprehensive set of recommendations for a new UN global agreement on reducing disaster risk, recognizing that most disasters in Africa are water-related and that efforts are needed to prevent conflict as part of overall efforts to build resilience to disasters.
AU  Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, addressing the opening session of the 5th Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Abuja, Nigeria. (Photo: UNISDR)
The African Union (AU) will integrate disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in its new Africa Climate Change Strategy, AU Commissioner Rhoda Peace told the opening session of the 5th Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) yesterday attended by a record 800 participants including representatives from 48 AU countries.