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17 November 2016, MARRAKECH, Morocco - African Least Developed Countries and Pacific Islands will be the first to benefit from upgraded early warning systems against weather and climate-related shocks under an action plan outlined at the United Nations climate change conference. Mali, Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Small Island…
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 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 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…
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…
In response to the need to support efficient implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sendai Framework in sub-Saharan Africa, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) is supporting closer engagement of DRR and CCA practices, communities, and institutions. This is aimed at fostering coherent implementation of DRR and CCA measures, t…
The 2009 laureate for the Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction is geologist Dr Eko Teguh Paripurno. He receives the award - valued at US$ 50,000 - for his lifetime contribution and his outstanding commitment to reduce disaster risk and building capacity at the community level in Indonesia, one of the countries most vulnerable to multiple hazards. Addi…
16 September 2010 Sixteen UN country teams in West and North Africa examine ways to integrate disaster risk reduction and climate change into development frameworks Geneva – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the ISDR secretariat at the United Nations (ISDR secretariat), and the United Nations…
BEIJING, 26 September - Over 40 officials from China, Africa and the United Nations are taking part in a three-day “Sino-African High-Level Seminar on Drought Risk Reduction” which is calling for drought risk reduction to be on the agenda of the next year’s Sino-African Summit for Development Cooperation. Opening the Beijing High-Level Seminar yesterda…