Africa regional coverage, volume 19 issue no. 1, Monday, 11 May 2009:
The report summarizes the outputs of the second consultative meeting aimed at reviewing progress made in the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), promoting regional cooperation, strengthening regional mechanisms and programmes and preparing Africa’s participation in the second session of the Global Platform for disater risk reduction (DRR) to be held from 16-19 June in Geneva, Switzerland.
The meeting was divided into nine sessions: Five of the sessions addressed the HFA priorities for action. The other four sessions considered DRR at the regional level, DRR at the sub-regional level, the draft revised Africa Programme for Action and the recommendations for the Global Platform 2009. Participants agreed on a revised version of the Africa Programme of Action for the Implementation of the Africa Strategy for DRR to cover the period until 2015 in line with HFA. Recommendations of the ARP to the Second Session of the Global Platform were also accepted.
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