Africa gears up for the second disaster risk reduction ministerial conference

The African Union Commission, in collaboration with the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), is preparing for the Second African Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. The conference will take place on 14 to 16 April 2010, at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, in parallel to the First Conference of Ministers responsible for Meteorology in Africa.

The objectives of the conference on disaster risk reduction and its technical segment include:
•    To discuss and adopt the extended Programme of Action for the Implementation of the Africa Regional Strategy for disaster risk reduction, period 2006-2015,
•    To define a regional mechanism and the resources to coordinate, support and monitor the implementation of the Africa Strategy and Programme of Action for disaster risk reduction, period 2006-2010,  and
•    To link the outcomes of the COP 15 to the extended Programme of Action for the Implementation of the Africa Regional Strategy for disaster risk reduction, period 2006-2015.

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted at the World Conference in Sendai, Japan The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted at the World Conference in Sendai, Japan.
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