Photo by UNISDR H.E. Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union, will speak at the High Level Segment of the 7th Africa Working Group on Disaster Risk Reduction in Cameroon, later this month.

Africa meets to align with Sendai Framework


'Africa is a continent which is experiencing a lot of disasters, limitations are still high, we still have a lot of poverty and limited resources to respond, and at the same time Africa is faced with climate change related disasters. The Sendai Framework will influence the strategy which we have in place,' said H.E. Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture at the African Union...

  • WMO, WHO issue guidance on heat health warning systems


    'Heat-Health Warning Systems bring together these three facets and exemplify an effective demonstration of climate-risk management in practice. We expect this publication to enable National Meteorological and Hydrological Services and health-sector agencies to provide effective climate services and save lives in vulnerable communities,' said Mr Dilley and Dr Neira in the joint foreword...

  • Tanzania gives free land to coax flood victims from disaster zones


    The government is taking a softer approach to get low-income families to move out of disaster zones by offering free land to flood victims who agree to relocate. 'We will get you land in safer areas on which to build your new homes,' President Jakaya Kikwete told scores of flood-hit residents...

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