Drought disaster risk in Angola, Tanzania and Zambia
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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A uniform methodology with an extensive hazard modelling chain, supplemented with national data on exposure and past impacts, can enable national hotspot analysis and the assessment of region-specific drought disaster impacts as well as enable regional comparison regarding historic and future drought risks. In our case studies, the capability of the presented method is showcased for drought-affected population in Angola, drought-induced crop yield losses in UR Tanzania and drought-related hydropower losses in Zambia.
Local input and cooperation with stakeholders is crucial for proper drought disaster risk analysis and to derive relevant results. Stakeholders of the “Building Disaster Resilience to Natural Hazards in Sub-Saharan Africa Regions, Countries and Communities” program expressed a positive message in relation with the participatory, transdisciplinary DRR approach: “Having realized the importance of a scientific approach for effective risk management, the participants proposed incorporating the academic sector’s studies and research of climate change phenomena into the design and budgeting processes for national disaster risk reduction projects and programs.”
This case study is a contribution to the GAR Special Report on Drought 2021.