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Risk Identification & Assessment

A structured analytical process designed to determine the nature and extent of risk by analyzing potential hazards and evaluating existing conditions of vulnerability that together could potentially harm exposed people, property, services, livelihoods and the environment on which they depend.

Gurib-Fakim: African governments must urgently invest in science and research

30 Sep 2015, Guardian, the

Africa will continue to be held back if it does not immediately invest in research and development, writes Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, president of Mauritius in an opinion piece for the Guardian. 'A better understanding of the threats of climate change requires reliable, credible data to strengthen decision-making and ensure that the continent is able to adapt and mitigate the risks', she continues...

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 2.1 [PDF, 116Kb]National and local risk assessments based on hazard data and vulnerability information are available and include risk assessments for key sectors
  • Indicator 2.2 [PDF, 109Kb]Systems are in place to monitor, archive and disseminate data on key hazards and vulnerabilities
  • Indicator 2.4 [PDF, 104Kb]National and local risk assessments take account of regional / trans boundary risks, with a view to regional cooperation on risk reduction

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