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This report profiles the frequency, location and severity of natural hazards across Africa, a continent that holds half of the world’s most risk-prone countries, and is experiencing a rising number of disasters. The report examines risk drivers that exacerbate natural hazards’ impacts on populations, and analyses the state of Africa’s preparedness again…
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16 December 2016
Note: a newer version of this document is available here. The Comprehensive School Safety framework aims to reduce the risks of all hazards to the education sector. The update for 2017 brings into focus child-centered and evidence-based efforts to promote disaster risk reduction throughout the education sector and to assure universal access to quality…
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16 January 2017
UNISDR's Strategic Framework 2016-2021 guides the organization to achieve its vision, mandate and overarching objectives. Vision: The substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses for a sustainable future Mandate: Focal point of the United Nations system for disaster risk reduction and the custodian of the Sendai Framework, supporting countries an…
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16 January 2017
This UNISDR Work Programme is the first launched under the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. The Work Programme is guided by the UNISDR Strategic Framework 2016-2021 and covers two biennia, 2016-2019. The budget is for 2016-2017 and includes a breakdown by deliverables. UNISDR’s work is organised around three Strategic Objectives…
This publication features 50 good practices, tools and initiatives that were supported under the 2015-2016 DIPECHO Action Plan. These contribute to the implementation of the Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Strategy 2014-2024 and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. All initiatives in the publication are associated to one o…
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8 March 2017
The year 2016 was transformative for UNISDR - internally, UNISDR aligned its work in support of the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 with the organisational vision of its new senior management team. This resulted in the implementation of a new Strategic Framework 2016-2021, Work Programme 2016-2019 and a chang…