Fifteenth session of the Africa Working Group on Disaster Risk Reduction [Extended]

Abuja, Nigeria
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

Transcorp Hilton Hotel

Translating commitments into action: the right pathway towards delivering on the Sendai Framework in Africa

Specific objectives and expected outcomes of the Fifteenth session of the AWGDRR are summarised below:


  • To evaluate regional progress (with focus on the implementation of prioritized actions in the Tunis Declaration and commitments in the Africa Common Position to the 2019 Global Platform for DRR) and identify follow up actions to advance the implementation of the Programme of Action for the implementation of the Sendai Framework in Africa; and
  • Review progress in the implementation of agreed action points from the 14th session of AWGDRR, 3-4 April 2019, Hawassa, Ethiopia;


  • Recommendations/ Action points to accelerate the implementation of the Tunis Declaration and the ten commitments of the Africa Common Position to the 2019 Global Platform for DRR.

Format of the session

The Fifteenth session will include panel discussions on prioritized topics related to the theme of the session, as well as presentations and discussions at the plenary. For further details, please see the agenda.  

Venue and administrative information

The Fifteenth session of the AWGDRR will be hosted by the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, with support from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission in Abuja, Nigeria from 8-9 October 2019.

For any additional information, please contact AUC (Mr Gatkuoth Kai, Technical Coordinator for DRR here) and the UN Office for DRR (Mr Mathewos Hunde Tulu).

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