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Disaster reduction in Africa: ISDR Informs 2010-mid 2011 issue

Source(s):  United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa (UNDRR AF)

This issue of Africa Informs covers disaster risk reduction (DRR) activities in Sub Saharan Africa at regional, sub regional and national level. It is intended to provide an advocacy platform, targeting regional and sub-regional fora, in order to increase the understanding and knowledge of DRR.

This issue includes:

Disaster risk reduction at regional level:
- Africa agrees on an extended Programme of Action for Disaster Risk Reduction
- Inaugural meeting of the reconstituted Africa Working Group on DRR
- Africa Report to the Global Platform outlines high-level commitment for DRR
- Drought Risk Reduction project in the Horn of Africa
- UN agencies in Africa to strengthen efforts to deliver as one
- Highlights from the 13th Africa Ministerial Conference on Environment
- Regional launch of the Global Assessment Report as talks of common voice on DRR fore

Disaster risk reduction at sub-regional level:
- Regional Economic Communities
- Progress in Economic Community of Western African States
- Central Africa endeavors to strengthen its DRR policy & programme
- East Africa Community (EAC)
- Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Disaster risk reduction at national level:
- Local monitoring the HFA: Buzi, Mozambique
- Nigerian Platform reviews national strategies on DRR
- The case of Cape Verde
- Ghana: Building a gender responsive culture in DRR
- Natural hazards training package launched to strengthen disaster management
- Monrovia, Liberia
- Delegates adopt a resolution at a DRR advocacy workshop
- Namibia: Progress in disaster risk management

Making cities resilient: 'My city is getting ready' World disaster reduction campaign:
- Mayor of Saint Louis named Campaign champion
- 46th ISOCARP Congress highlights urban challenges
- International Day for Disaster Reduction 2010 in Kenya, Ghana, Zanzibar and South Africa

Disaster risk reduction at local level:
- ICPAC meeting emphases on community action
- Nigeria launches Civil Society Coalition on DRR
- German Redcross: DRR takes root in the coastal communities
- CORDAID Community managed DRR
- Community managed DRR in a river basin community, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
- The threat of changing land use to pastoralists in Ethiopia, Kenya & Uganda
- Investors promote DRR in an entrepreneurial seminar

Views and Reviews:
- Adjusting our reporting angles from 'consequences to causes'
- Good practice documentation, lesson learning and monitoring and evaluation

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  • Disaster reduction in Africa: ISDR Informs 2010-mid 2011 issue
  • Publication date 2011
  • Number of pages 67 p.

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