South Africa

Africa Climate Week 2022
At an Africa Climate Week event, UNDRR heard from three African countries on their work to blend climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction to best help vulnerable communities.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
UNDRR Bonn Office
ARISE Africa virtual photo
On 30 June 2021, ARISE Africa met to address how best to strengthen efforts to promote climate resilient infrastructure investments on the continent. This followed the calls to action raised during the 2021Virtual ARISE African Action Festival [1] in a
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
UNDRR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE)
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

It is estimated more than 150,000 people die from fires or burn-related injuries every year. Over 95% of fire deaths and burn injuries are in low- and middle-income countries. Meanwhile, urban growth is said to be one of the 21st century’s most

Landslides can assume catastrophic and disastrous proportions causing immeasurable damage to life and property, and are one of the costliest natural hazards. In South Africa, despite significant strides made towards consolidating data on geohazards in the

This report aims to answer the questions: i) how can decentralisation strengthen disaster risk reduction (DRR), and ii) what obstacles are encountered and how can these be overcome. The evidence in this report is drawn from a global literature review and

24 countries taking part in tsunami drill
World Tsunami Awareness Day will be marked for the first time this year, on November 5. This week 24 countries with exposed coastlines in the Indian Ocean are taking part in one of the largest tsunami drills ever staged.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
BRICS Ministers met in Udaipur, Rajasthan, over two days to agree collaboration on reducing disaster losses
Ministers for disaster management from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa concernend over growing level of disaster losses, agree to reduce disaster risk.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific

This working paper analyses the objectives and rationale of tracking public investments on disaster risk reduction (DRR). The document also looks into the methodologies adopted for tracking public investments for various cross-cutting issues and reviews

This report aims to provide a thematic review on risk governance in Africa as a contribution to the GAR 2015. It identifies achievements, good practices, gaps and challenges against selected HFA indicators with a focus on disaster recovery.

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