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    Periperi U Secretariat Research Alliance for Disasters and Risk Reduction Department of Geography and Environmental Studies A.I. Perold Building, Stellenbosch University
    7602 Stellenbosch
    South Africa

    Email: ailsaholloway@sun.ac.za
    Phone: +27 218089401
    Website: http://www.riskreductionafrica.org

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Partners Enhancing Resilience for People Exposed to Risk (Periperi U)

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http://www.riskreductionafrica.org

Periperi U is a partnership of African universities that spans across the continent and is committed to building local disaster risk related capacity. Established in 2006, with five original members, the partnership has grown to include eleven universities from Algiers to Antanarivo, with institutions...

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Periperi U is a partnership of African universities that spans across the continent and is committed to building local disaster risk related capacity. Established in 2006, with five original members, the partnership has grown to include eleven universities from Algiers to Antanarivo, with institutions in Algeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.

The goal of Periperi U is to reduce disaster risks in among African countries through improved national and local disaster risk management, due to enhanced strategic human capacity to integrate risk reduction into critical developmental sectors and programmes. The partners of Periperi U believe this can accomplished through building and embedding sustainable ‘multi-tasking’ capabilities in disaster risk and vulnerability reduction capacity building in ten selected institutions of higher learning in Africa consistent with global disaster reduction priorities reflected in the Hyogo Framework of Action.

Disaster Reduction Goal

The partners of Periperi U believe Disaster Risk Reduction can be accomplished through building and embedding sustainable ‘multi-tasking’ capabilities in disaster risk and vulnerability reduction capacity building through institutions of higher learning in Africa consistent with global disaster reduction priorities reflected in the Hyogo Framework of Action. This collective effort among the PeriPeri U partner universities is practically reflected in:
- New applied undergraduate and postgraduate academic programmes across each of the partner universities related to reducing or managing the risk and vulnerabilities within Africa. These programmes develop active teaching and training, research and policy advocacy capacity in Africa on disaster risk and vulnerability reduction. Such programmes also seek to address the urgent need for local disaster risk reduction professionals in Africa which are in short supply.
- Regular, accessible and practical disaster risk related short courses in local languages that are offered by the partner universities to government and civil society practitioners in order to improve understanding of disaster risk as well as improve upon capacity to address such risks through disaster management activities and formulation of new local/national level policies.
- Opportunities for partnership members to learn from their colleagues experience through flexible exchange visits that inspire research collaboration and exchange of ideas, methodologies and data.
- Generating applied research outputs related to risks and vulnerabilities that increase local understanding and improve the risk management. Through such research of local disaster risks, it has improved the knowledge base for advancing disaster risk management planning at both local, national and regional levels.

Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)

*Develop active teaching and training, research and policy advocacy capacity in Africa on disaster risk and vulnerability reduction.
*Build capacity to provide at least 2-4 short courses annually in disaster risk management, vulnerability reduction, food/livelihood security or subjects relevant to risk and vulnerability reduction in their country.
*Develop innovative and stimulating undergraduate and/or graduate programmes related to reducing or managing the risk and vulnerabilities within Africa.
*Generate applied research outputs related to risks and vulnerabilities that increase local understanding and improve the risk management.

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