Regional workshop on disaster risk reduction and climate change

Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States

The Regional Office for Arab States of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction secretariat (UNISDR), The World Bank, The League of Arab States and the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport of the League of Arab States, are co-organizing a Regional Workshop on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction: "Challenges and Future Actions", which will take place in Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt from 21-23 November 2009.

The regional workshop comes in response to the challenges the Arab region is facing due to climate change impacts with increasing social and economic losses. This workshop will discuss the challenge of dealing with creeping disasters triggered by climate-related phenomena.

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