DRR workshop for establishment and strengthening of regional and national platforms in East African region

Type: Meeting or Conference

Organizer(s): African Union ; United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa ; East African Community Secretariat

Date: 13-15 Jul 2011

Location: Arusha (Tanzania, United Rep of)


  • Description

  • The Africa Union Commission will convene a regional workshop for the East Africa region in collaboration with the East African Community (EAC) and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) in Arusha. The Workshop aims to accelerate action in the implementation of the Africa Regional Strategy on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and its Programme of Action in order to reduce the vulnerabilities of EAC Member States to disasters.

    Objectives of the workshop
    - Facilitate joint planning between EAC, its Member States and partners
    - Strengthen coordination between AUC, EAC and its Member States
    - Support establishment and strengthening of sub-regional and national platforms as well as facilitating networking and information sharing on progress and challenges faced by various actors

    3 cities signed up for the Making Cities Resilient campaign:

    Arusha and Moshi ( Tanzania)

    Bujumbura ( Burundi)

  • Target audience

  • Participants will be drawn from the East Africa member states, DRR institutions, representatives of local authorities and partner organizations from the Region. This workshop will act as a platform to connect key policy players in DRR to engage with the Member States in the implementation of the DRR framework from policy into action.