Regional Office for Africa
Africa city leaders promote inclusive resilience
19 September 2018, Nairobi – City leaders in Africa have shared some of the successes of inclusive disaster risk reduction strategies, particularly focusing on community engagement and action at the local level.
In Yaoundé VI, as explained the Mayor, Yoki Onana Jacques, “The involvement of multi-stakeholders has yielded incredible outcomes that have promoted synergy between the mayor’s office and stakeholders.
Angola steps up for risk-informed growth
31 August 2018, Luanda – Angola has committed to include disaster risk reduction in all investment decisions and development plans at a meeting in Luanda.
Speaking on behalf of H.E. Angelo de Barros Veiga Tavares, Minister of Interior and Coordinator for the National Commission Civil Protection (NCCP), H.E. Secretary of State, Hermenegildo José Félix, reaffirmed Angola’s strong commitment in institutionalizing disaster risk reduction and climate change at the national, regional and local levels.
Disasters in sub-Saharan Africa are increasing in frequency, severity and impacts. On average, almost two disasters of significant proportions are recorded every week in the region since 2000. Few of these ever hit the global headlines but they silently erode the capacities of Africans to survive or prosper. Water, weather and climate hazards dominate the disaster profile of Sub-Saharan Africa, affecting, on average, around 12.5 million people per year.
The Regional Office for Africa engages in the following tasks and activities to support international efforts for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and Sendai Framework implementation.
UNISDR Africa maintains and strengthens partnerships in the region and collaborates with partners including regional and sub-regional intergovernmental organizations.The African Union Commission (AUC) is UNISDR's main partner in reducing disaster risks in Africa. UNISDR Africa supports the AUC to build durable institutional and regional capacities for the implementation of the Africa Regional DRR Strategy and its Programme of Action.
The Africa-Arab Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction themed “Towards Disaster Risk Informed and inclusive sustainable development” will take place from 09 to 13 October 2018 in Tunis, Tunisia.
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) in collaboration with the League of Arab States and the African Union Commission and hosted by the government of Tunisia, will organize the Africa-Arab Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction, which will comprise of the 7th Africa Regional Platform and 6th High-Level Meeting and the 4th Arab Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
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