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The report 2008 on the status of disaster risk reduction in the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region has been prepared to increase awareness of the importance of disaster reduction as an integral part of sustainable development. It is the result of ongoing efforts by the World Bank, the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR),…
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2 October 2008
Disasters put development at risk and development choices can likewise generate new disaster risks, The increasing interest of ECOWAS member states in disaster risk reduction has mainly been driven by efforts to fulfill its peace and security mandate, including the management of humanitarian outcomes of conflicts. The focused attention on disaster issue…
The present Guidelines aim to help make disaster risk reduction and assessment a routine part of development planning and resource allocation. This means instilling the culture of applying disaster risk assessment as an analytical and decision-making framework at all levels of society. This way, the practice of disaster risk assessment would become anot…
ISDR, in partnership with UNDP, OCHA, SADC, UNAIDS, WFP, UNICEF and USAID, is in preparation for the Southern Africa regional flooding and cyclone training workshop scheduled for 13-15 October. Agenda and invitation letters jointly signed by Scholastica Kimaryo, Deputy Chair of the UN RDT together with Kelly David, Chair of RIACSO have…
The Conference in San'a will be the second regional initiative on disaster risk management and reduction to be held as a regional follow-up after the World Conference on Disaster Reduction held in Kobe, Japan, 18-22 January 2005, and subsequent adoption of Hyogo Framework for Action. The first Middle East and North Africa Regional Conference on “Buildin…
The swarms of migratory locusts that are invading various African countries were anticipated as far back as last December. How could we have avoided the devastation experienced in northern Africa due to the plague? We knew that the abundant rain that fell in the Sahel following the last rainy season would generate conditions favourable for locusts to l…
Policy makers are set to agree on a continental programme of action to implement the Africa Regional Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction - a programme that will protect lives and livelihoods from the risks of natural hazards. The first African Union Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction is taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 5-7 December…