Within the Programme “Building Disaster Resilience to Natural Hazards in Sub-Saharan African Regions, Countries and Communities ”, UNDRR and CIMA Research Foundation organized a five-day Study Tour in Europe – namely Italy and Brussels - for members of African countries.
Delegations from ACP-EU four target countries: Republic of Angola, Republic of Rwanda, United Republic of Tanzania, and Republic of Zambia as well as delegations from Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) and the Africa Union Commission (AUC), participated in the visit organized by UNDRR and CIMA Research Foundation 16-20 September.
The five day Study Tour was dedicated to two different targets of participants: high level representatives of Disaster Risk Management Authorities of the four target countries and Directors of DRR unit of IGAD and AUC; technical staff, Risk Assessment Experts, Hydrological Experts, Early Warning System experts from Disaster Risk Management Authorities and line ministries of Republic of Angola, U.R Tanzania, Republic of Rwanda, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Republic of Zambia and from IGAD/Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC).
The Study Tour of the two target delegations had the following overall goal and objectives:
Study Tour for high-level representatives of Disaster Risk Management Authorities.
The main objectives were: to familiarize with the inclusive political process leading to the establishment and consolidation over 20 years timeframe of the Civil Protection and Disaster Management systems in Europe; its organization and functioning.
Study Tour for technical staff. The technical staff visited the local and regional structures of Civil Protection in Genoa.
The visit has been instrumental for familiarizing with the organization and functioning of the Italian EWS at National, Sub-National and Local Level.