Zambia

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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale
Lusaka

Within the Programme “Building Disaster Resilience to Natural Hazards in Sub-Saharan African Regions, Countries and Communities ”, UNDRR and CIMA Research Foundation organized a five-day Study Tour in Europe – namely Italy and Brussels - for members of

Disaster risk management officials from Africa visited the European Response Coordination Centre this week in Brussels
Disaster risk management officials had an opportunity to meet counterparts in Europe this week and exchange experiences supported by the European Union.

This Zambian country risk profile 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 profile considers a large number of possible scenarios

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.
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African Union
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
Zambia - government
Southern African Development Community
Livingstone

The paper compares and contrasts how disaster risk management is being conceptualised in relation to emerging climate change adaptation efforts and how these two agendas are influenced by different governance systems, accountabilities and social contracts

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.

This publication aims to shed some light on women’s capabilities to take leading roles in building disaster resilience. It features women as drivers of change in different socio-economic contexts, and under various gender conditions.

While the examples

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.