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NAIROBI, 21 June 2016 – Members of parliament from across Central Africa are stepping up their region’s drive to curb the impact of natural and man-made hazards by implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The Parliamentarians Network for Resilience to Disasters in Central Africa, known by its French acronym REPARC, was set up last…
YAOUNDE, 13 February 2017 – Collective action by regional organisations is a key means to help countries reduce their risk of disasters, and the Economic Community of Central African States is stepping up its efforts to rein in the impact of hazards amid rising pressure from climate change. The ECCAS secretariat, plus its 11 member states and partners…
NAIROBI, 21 February 2017 – Already grappling with an extended dry spell, countries in Greater Horn of Africa are bracing for an even deeper drought, with the approach of the traditional March to May rainy season offering little cause for comfort. Exacerbated by the El Niño weather phenomenon, below-average rainfall is worsening food security and water…
NAIROBI, 31 May 2017 – Members of parliament from the six-nation East African Community have vowed to step up a drive to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in their region. The pledge came at the second edition of the East African Community (EAC) Parliamentarian Forum on disaster risk reduction held in Mombasa, Kenya. It will he…
KAMPALA, 26 June 2015 – Like much of the continent, East Africa is frequently exposed to natural threats such as floods, droughts and landslides, as well as epidemics and man-made hazards, of all which affect livelihoods and development across the region. Efforts to reduce their impact have gained a new impetus, however, thanks to a new initiative spur…
NAIROBI, 14 March 2016 – East African countries have reached a landmark in their efforts to curb the impact of natural and man-made hazards, by enacting regional legislation on the management and reduction of disaster risk. The assembly of the East African Community (EAC), a regional intergovernmental organisation that groups Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, So…
GENEVA, 29 February 2018 – The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has engaged CIMA Research Foundation to generate risk profiles on flood and drought in 16 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The countries that will be involved in the risk assessment are: Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Bot…
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4 March 2020
This report analyses public investment planning for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Rwanda and estimates the level of public investment in DRR in the country. It does this through a risk-sensitive budget review, which uses the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) DRR policy marker to evalu…