Updates

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The 5th Arab Regional Platform for DRR will be hosted by Government of the Kingdom of Morocco and co-organized by the UNDRR Regional Office for Arab States (UNDRR -ROAS) and the League of Arab States virtually from 8 to 11 November 2021.
Gap fund
On 28 July 2021, UNDRR GETI together with the World Bank, the European Investment Bank, and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) conducted a webinar session on the City Climate Finance Gap Fund (Gap Fund). The session was part of
Gavel Ceremony
Mr. Octavian Bivol, UNDRR ROECA Chief, met with HE Rui Manuppella Tereno, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Portugal to Belgium. During the meeting, Mr. Bivol updated HE Ambassador Tereno on the preparations for the 2021 European Forum for
Somalia workshop
Somalia, 6-7 July 2021 – Under the Disaster Risk Reduction Capacity Building Project in Somalia, UNDRR ROAS launched a National Consultation on ‘Establishing a National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and Agreeing on the National DRR Priorities for
ARISE Africa virtual photo
On 30 June 2021, ARISE Africa met to address how best to strengthen efforts to promote climate resilient infrastructure investments on the continent. This followed the calls to action raised during the 2021Virtual ARISE African Action Festival[1] in a
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Situation Room officers from the African Union Commission (AUC), IGAD Climate Prediction & Applications Centre (ICPAC), and the African Centre of Meteorological Application for Development (ACMAD) took part in a two-week training in May 2021, focusing on
Jordan National Consultation
Amman, 7 July 2021 – The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Regional Office for the Arab States (UNDRR-ROAS), launched the first national consultation workshop under the umbrella of the regional disaster risk reduction initiative “Building
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As the most disaster-prone region, the Asia-Pacific Climate Week (APCW) 2021 wrapped up on Friday 9 July with a strong recognition of the region’s potential to lead on resilience building against the impacts of climate change in conjunction with an increased commitment to shift to low-carbon economies.
Sixth Arab Partnership Meeting for DRR
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Regional Office for the Arab States convened the sixth Arab Partnership meeting for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) virtually this year on 30 June and 1 July 2021. The meeting brought together the
MCR 2030
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS), in collaboration with the Arab Towns Organization, organized a webinar titled “Arab Cities towards Resilience: Introduction to Making Cities