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This issue brief presents the key findings of a study UNDRR conducted on disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction (DiDRR) policies and practices in Africa.
Infrastructure stakeholders in Ghana
UNDRR in collaboration with the Ministry of Works and Housing convened a workshop with stakeholders from over 24 ministries, institutions and agencies in Ghana to discuss the need for a multisector approach to infrastructure resilience.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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The study provides an account of progress, gaps and promising practices in including persons with disabilities in disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the region.
Arab Africa Conference: Towards a Resilient Future
Tunisia, 3 October 2023 – The Arab-Africa Conference on Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction recently concluded, leaving behind a trail of insights, commitments, and renewed stamina in the realm of disaster risk reduction.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
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.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
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.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
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.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States

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