Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 25 - 26 Oct 2016 Location: Zambia (Livingstone)
The Africa Working Group on Disaster Risk Reduction, established through a Ministerial Declaration, provides technical support to the African Union Commission, Regional Economic Communities, Member States and partners for coordination and implementation of the Africa Regional Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction. The AWG meets biannually wherein the Core Group and Extended Group meet alternatively. Eight such sessions of the AWG have been convened so far.
The Extended AWG will be attended by representatives from AUC, RECs, one Member State from each REC, UNISDR and other UN entities, AfDB, WB/GFDRR, Regional Climate Centres, civil society, academic and scientific organisations, sub-regional Inter Agency Working Groups, Pan-African Parliamentarians, African Mayors and Local Governments, gender and youth organisations, media, and other development partners.
The Ninth Session of the Africa Working Group (Extended) will be hosted by the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and the Republic of Zambia.
The 9th Session of the AWG will have the following key objectives:
Short URL: http://www.preventionweb.net/go/50731