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A man stands on a stage during the launch of the EW4ALL initiative
The United Nations Secretary-General’s Early Warnings for All initiative was launched in Mauritius in December 2023 during a two-day event with key stakeholders.
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Group photo participants of the workshop in Uganda
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) organized a national workshop titled “Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Planning” in Kampala, Uganda.
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Two men shaking hands at the Beau Bassin Rose Hill MCR2030 launch
In November 2023, the township of Beau Bassin-Rose Hill took a step forward in enhancing its resilience.
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Landscape of the Blue Nile and waterfall in Ethiopia
Ethiopia is severely affected by climate related hazards. As one of the 30 countries identified by the EW4All Initiative, Ethiopia is taking action to implement a multi-hazard early warning and early action system.
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Outside group photo of workshop participants
A national workshop on climate change and disaster-related statistics took place in Lesotho.
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photo of SFM training
African Peer Learning Workshop on data collection for reporting and policy-making on the Sendai Framework Monitor
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group photo from media training
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Centre (NDRRMC), requested the support of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) to familiarize media stakeholders with the initiative and disaster risk reduction.
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photo of participants at CREWS East Africa Launch
On 12 June 2023, the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) East Africa Initiative, a four-year USD 7 million collaboration between UNDRR, the World Meteorological Organization and the World Bank was launched in Kigali, Rwanda.
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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.
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Early warnings, Mozambique
Thanks to anticipatory action and investment in early warning efforts by the Government of Mozambique with support of the United Nations, the number of deaths and people displaced by Cyclone Freddy is lower than in past comparable cyclones.
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