The Programme of Action(PoA) for the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 in Africa posits a great opportunity to contribute to building resilient African communities capable of preventing, better preparing for disasters, coping with hazards and quickly come back to normalcy after a disaster strikes.
In addition to the Sendai Framework's targets, the PoA has 5 additional Africa-specified targets. the 12 targets aim to:
- Reduce (a) mortality, (b) the number of affected people, (c) economic losses, and (d) critical infrastructure damage; and
- Increase (e) the number of national and local DRR strategies, (f) level of international cooperation, and (g) availability of and access to multi-hazard early warning systems and disaster risk information and assessments, (h) the number of countries with DRR integrated into their educational systems, (i) integration of DRR in regional and national sustainable development and climate change, (j) domestic financing, (k) the number of countries with periodically tested and risk-informed preparedness plans, and (l) the number of regional networks for knowledge management.