Africa

Community members being educated about community resilience and disaster risk reduction
Non-governmental stakeholder groups, including the private sector and scientific organizations, have increased their commitments to DRR since 2019, according to a new report released by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).
AfRAR cover image
This edition of the Africa Regional Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (Af-RAR) comes at a time of increased recognition of the pivotal role of disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
Application of disaster-loss data to support early warning and early action in Africa
This project seeks to support DRR stakeholders in Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique and UR Tanzania, to increase the collection and application of disaster loss data and of risk information in the context of EW-EA. This requires a well-functioning data-ecosystem, where data supply and demand of impact data are balanced among the different actors involved, with adequate governance mechanisms and data infrastructure.
This is the first page of the policy paper.
This is the Nairobi Declaration on accelerating the path to achieving the goals and targets of the Programme of Action for the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 in Africa. 
Africa Multi-hazard Early Warning and Action System for Disaster Risk Reduction
A Multi-Hazard Early Warning/Early Action Conference was convened from 20-22 October 2021 in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference was organised by the African Union Commission (AUC) and supported by United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). The event was attended by representatives from Regional Economic Communities (RECs), African Member States as well as other stakeholders. They came together to appraise, discuss and validate the MHEWS/EA Framework and to provide critical inputs required for the development of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and data sharing policy of the MHEWS/EA Framework and the Continental MHEWS/EA Situation Room.
Fifth Arab Regional Platform logo
4 October 2021 – The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Regional Office for the Arab States (UNDRR ROAS), the Kingdom of Morocco, and the League of Arab States announce the convening of the Fifth Arab Regional Platform for Disaster Risk
Managing Drought Risk in a Changing Climate
1 September 2021 – The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Regional Office for Arab States launched the “Arab States Drought Risk Dialogue” in a webinar titled “Managing Drought Risk in a Changing Climate” which unpacked the latest findings
Managing Drought Risk in a Changing Climate
1 September 2021 – The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Regional Office for the Arab States launched the “Arab States Drought Risk Dialogue” in a webinar titled “Managing Drought Risk in a Changing Climate” which unpacked the latest
budget tracking climate change and disaster risk
Building on experiences in Africa and Asia and the Pacific, a consultation on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation public expenditure reviews was organized to exchange lessons learned and chart a path towards integrated methodologies.
Mami Mizutori, UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reductiion
(Check against delivery) SRSG Mizutori, Opening Remarks Regional Office for Africa, International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction Webinar: Disaster Risk Governance in Context of COVID-19 Tuesday 13 October 2020 Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to be