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‘Managing drought risk in a changing climate - The GAR Special Report on Drought 2021’ Time: 15:30 - 16:30 Amman Time / 14:30 - 15:30 Cairo Time / 13:30 - 14:30 Tunis Time  Date: 1 September 2021 Location: Online/Cairo  Language: English and Arabic  Register here In the Arab States Region, drought risk is increasing, related to increased exposure…
Situation Room officers from the African Union Commission (AUC), IGAD Climate Prediction & Applications Centre (ICPAC), and the African Centre of Meteorological Application for Development (ACMAD) took part in a two-week training in May 2021, focusing on the myDEWETRA[1] platform, which is an open-sources web-platform of the Italian Department of Ci…
On 30 June 2021, ARISE Africa met to address how best to strengthen efforts to promote climate resilient infrastructure investments on the continent. This followed the calls to action raised during the 2021Virtual ARISE African Action Festival[1] in a session organized by the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) Southern Africa entitled “Private Se…
The need to increase investments in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) is a well-accepted priority to minimize losses from disaster and climate change. However, there are challenges in articulating how much countries ought to spend, what areas they should prioritize, and which type of measure are more effective in achievin…
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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, G5, Nairobi Please apply here: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=150531&Lang=en-US Org. Setting and Reporting Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) is the designated focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of efforts to reduce disasters a…
Hosted by the Government of Morocco, the Fifth Arab Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will be organized under the theme “From Risk to Resilience: Accelerating Local Action for Disaster Risk Reduction” from 8 to 11 November 2021. Following the success of the Africa-Arab Regional Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction, and building on the outcom…
On 31 March 2021 Member States were invited to reflect 2020 data for Targets A, B, C, D & E in the Sendai Framework Monitor. This milestone was particularly important as countries were invited to reflect Covid 19 data for the first time and to report on th e achievement of adoption of national DRR strategies aligned to the Sendai Framework by 2020 (…
The third virtual meeting of the Africa Working Group on Disaster Risk Reduction (AWGDRR), organized jointly by the African Union Commission (AUC) and United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), was held from 25-26 March 2021, under the theme “Accelerating progress towards addressing priorities identified by Member States (MS) and Regiona…
This Action Brief builds upon the earlier work done by UN Women and UNDRR and other partners to progress the Leave No One Behind agenda in response to COVID-19 in the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to explore gender inequalities and their linkages to disaster manage and COVID-19, as well as identify key barriers to delivering disaster preparedness and res…
Key Messages A uniform methodology with an extensive hazard modelling chain, supplemented with national data on exposure and past impacts, can enable national hotspot analysis and the assessment of region-specific drought disaster impacts as well as enable regional comparison regarding historic and future drought risks. In our case studies, the capabil…