African Risk Capacity

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While governments are key in dealing with resilience to climate change, it’s the ability of the private sector to take action that will make all the difference
African Risk Capacity
2021

This report demonstrates how insurance can help governments and organisations to predict and proactively manage climate-related humanitarian risks at scale. The report, published by Start Network, a global collaboration of humanitarian NGOs, is based on a

African Risk Capacity Start Network
Aftermath of cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique, 2019. fivepointsix/Shutterstock
The ARC Group is proposing a new insurance mechanism to African countries in the South-West Indian Ocean region to cope with tropical cyclones.
African Risk Capacity
The African Risk Capacity Group and the Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho sign a Memorandum of Understanding to scale up national DRM and financing efforts.
African Risk Capacity
2020

The African Risk Capacity’s (ARC) Africa RiskView (ARV) tool combines Earth Observation (EO) data with population vulnerability data to provide an early-warning model that measures food insecurity and estimates response costs, enabling decision-makers to

European Space Agency African Risk Capacity
These payouts will contribute in funding the early response measures put in place by Government and WFP through the ARC Operational Plan mechanism.
World Food Programme African Union Zimbabwe - government African Risk Capacity
Humanitarian agencies in Senegal are distributing aid as part of an early response to food shortage, caused by the late onset of rainfall last year.
African Risk Capacity Start Network
ARC and Africa CDC have collaborated to create the Africa Epidemic Preparedness Index, which helps strengthen preparedness for infectious diseases among AU member states.
African Risk Capacity

Mission

The African Risk Capacity Agency (ARC Agency) was established in 2012 as a Specialised Agency of the African Union (AU) by a Conference of Plenipotentiaries – consisting of 32 African nations – to help African Union Member States improve their capacities to better plan, prepare and respond to weather-related disasters. The objective of the ARC Agency is to assists AU Member States to reduce the risk of loss and damage caused by extreme weather events affecting Africa’s populations by providing, through sovereign disaster risk insurance, targeted responses to natural disasters in a more timely, cost-effective, objective and transparent manner.

The organization has no registered commitments.

The Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments (SFVC) online platform allows stakeholders to inform the public about their work on DRR. The SFVC online platform is a useful toolto know who is doing what and where for the implementation of the Sendai Framework, which could foster potential collaboration among stakeholders. All stakeholders (private sector, civil society organizations, academia, media, local governments, etc.) working on DRR can submit their commitments and report on their progress and deliverables.

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