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  • 13th session of the Africa Working Group on Disaster Risk Reduction African Union Commission
    Economic Community of Central African States
    United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa


    Date: 04 - 05 Sep 2018
    Country: Cameroon
    City/State: Yaoundé
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13th session of the Africa Working Group on Disaster Risk Reduction

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): African Union Commission (AU)
Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa (UNDRR AF)

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 04 - 05 Sep 2018 Location: Cameroon (Yaoundé) Venue: The AUC will provide additional logistical information and manage travel arrangements for sponsored delegates. UNISDR will provide technical and documentation support.

Reconstituted following the request of the Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (Nairobi, April 2010), the Africa Working Group on Disaster Risk Reduction (AWGDRR) has been playing an important role in providing technical support to the African Union Commission, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Member States and partners for the coordination and implementation of the Africa Regional Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction and its Programme of Action.

Following the adoption of the Programme of Action (PoA) for the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 in Africa1 by the African Union Executive Council in January 2017, the AWGDRR has shifted its focus to supporting the implementation of this continental instrument. The Group meets biannually wherein the Core Group and Extended Group meet alternatively. Twelve such sessions of the AWG have been convened so far. The 13th session is scheduled to take place from 4-5 September 2018 in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

To contribute to the realization of Agenda 2063-The Africa We Want - Africa continues taking steps to advance the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) agenda across the African continent in the context of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and the Programme of Action (PoA) for its implementation in Africa. The African Union Commission’s Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture(AUC-DREA), the custodian of the PoA, with support from the AWGDRR and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the custodian of the Sendai Framework is playing an important role in providing coordination and leadership in this regard.

Event website: https://www.preventionweb.net/events/view/59454



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