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LILONGWE, 6 January 2016 – Africa has cleared a new milestone in its drive to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The pioneer is Malawi, which has undergone a peer review of its policies and actions, almost a year after being battered by floods. A ten-day assessment of Malawi by three specialists each from Mozambique, South Afri…
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3 February 2016
KOBE, Japan, 3 February 2016 - The ten-year old International Recovery Platform is getting a new lease of life thanks to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The Sendai Framework, adopted by UN member States in March 2015, as a blueprint for reducing disaster losses places special emphasis on ensuring that capacities are in place for effect…
LUANDA, 22 April 2016 – Six southern African countries have taken a key step in their efforts to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year global agreement to curb the impact of natural and man-made hazards, by starting a programme to harness data. Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia --…
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 (…
Good practices and lessons learned, a publication of the “Global network of NGOs” for disaster risk reduction. This publication is a joint effort of the Global Network of NGOs for Disaster Risk Reduction, an emerging network of national and international NGOs aiming to reduce disaster risk worldwide. The idea of publishing a compilation of good practice…
The paper discusses the conceptualization of drought and proceeds with analysing drought risk management which includes risk assessment and modelling based on spatial technology in Malawi, Niger, Mozambique and Kenya. The author concludes that it is essential to extend the proposed methodology to other rain-fed crops in the selected countries and other…
NAIROBI, 28 January 2015 – Lashed by torrential rains, Malawi and neighbouring countries are in the grip of a major flood crisis, with scores of lives lost, and over 600,000 displaced in Malawi alone. It’s a familiar collision between a major hazard and other drivers of risk in a country where poverty is endemic along with high rates of communicable di…
This inventory is an attempt to pull together the threads and to identify what does and what does not work in relation to legal, institutional and planning frameworks for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Africa. It aims to further support the strengthening or establishment of national platforms, definition of DRR policies and national action plans by id…