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.
cover page of 19th AWGDRR action points
The 19th Session of the Africa Working Group on Disaster Risk Reduction was held from 14-16 March 2023 in Malabo, Republic of Equatorial Guinea.
UNDRR SRSG and ECOWAS Commissioner ribbon cutting
Today ECOWAS inaugurated its new Disaster Operations Centre in Abuja to strengthen regional coordination and improved data and information exchange among its Member States.
MTR art outside UNHQ
Leaders are gathering in the UN Headquarters in New York, for the High-Level Meeting of the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework. A political declaration to accelerate action on disaster resilience and progress on the Framework has been adopted.
Istanbul, Turkey
UCLG-MEWA organized a webinar on the critical role of local governments in disaster management. The webinar featured prominent speakers, who shared their valuable insights and experiences on disaster management, mitigation, response, and recovery.
In preparation for the High-Level Meeting on the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the UNDRR ROAS organized an online conference to brief the Sendai Framework National Focal Points on the meeting.
Climate and disaster risk management workshop
Hot on the heels of COP27, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has brought together ten of Africa’s most disaster-prone nations who want to accelerate climate action through better management of disaster and climate risks.
Mozambique - aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Idai, 2021
Africa is particularly vulnerable to climate-related disasters, and will benefit greatly from the UN Secretary-General's plan for Early Warnings for All. To cover all of the continent will take a huge effort, but the first steps have already been taken.
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.
A workshop in Seychelles held 31 August 2022 – 2 September 2022 aimed to get Island States talking about shared experiences and legal solutions.