ECOWAS Policy and Mechanisms for Disaster Risk Reduction

 
The 31th Summit of ECOWAS Heads of States held on 19 January 2007 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, adopted the ECOWAS Policy and Mechanisms for Disaster Risk Reduction. At the request of the ECOWAS Secretariat, UN/ISDR Africa provided its support in the development of the Policy framework, whose implementation would focus on areas of importance to the West African situation under the guidance of the Africa Union Strategy for disaster risk reduction and the Hyogo Framework for Action.

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The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in 2015 The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will take place in 2015.
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