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  • Central Africa disaster risk reduction (DRR) platform Economic Community of Central African States
    International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
    United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
    United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
    United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Headquarters


    Date: 02 - 03 Oct 2012
    Country: Cameroon
    City/State: Douala
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Central Africa disaster risk reduction (DRR) platform

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa (UNDRR AF)
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Headquarters (OCHA)

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 02 - 03 Oct 2012 Location: Cameroon (Douala)

A session organized to allow for Post-HFA consultations during the DRR sub regional platform co-organized by ECCAS and ISDR Africa. The conclusions of this first consultation were:
• Since some countries in Central Africa started the implementation of the HFA as late as 2009, it was recommended that the Post-HFA framework takes this in to account. It was suggested that the Post-HFA recommends the continuity of HFA, and add new priorities and objectives to the new Post 2015 framework.
• It was agreed that the Post-HFA consultations should be an opportunity to, (i) accelerate the HFA implementation, and (ii) improve HFA reporting. Two targeted countries will start the consultations before the planned DRR regional platform to be held in the first quarter 2013.
• Consultations will be conducted using the National Platforms which will be extended to Key players, universities, and active partners in DRR and resilience.
• ECCAS will summarize the two consultations and will present a ‘paper’ to the DRR regional platform to contribute to a wider paper that will be presented by the AUC in the next Global Platform in May 2012.
• Consultations will continue with more countries in 2013, using different opportunities such as meetings organized by Environment, Agriculture, Forestry, Health sectors and DRR platforms, both at National and regional level.
• ECCAS will present a final paper to the Ministerial Meeting planned to be held in 2014 to be considered as contribution for AFRICA’s holistic position towards Post-HFA.

Target Audience

Participants in the DRR platform were:
- DRR focal points of Burundi, Angola, Sao tome Principe, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Chad, Congo, DRC, Central Africa,
- ECCAS: DRR focal points, DRR expert (supported by ISDR), Director of Water Resource Management.
- 3 UNFCC negotiators from Central Africa
- IFRC Central Africa Office
- UN OCHA
- UN ISDR Regional Office for Africa



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