Voluntary commitment

A Partner for Concerted, Decent and Sustainable Development


Noting the vision of the Pan African Institute for Development - West Africa (PAID -WA), as a partner for concerted, decent and sustainable economic, social and cultural development of the African continent, PAID -WA
pledges its support to implement the Hyogo Framework for Action as well as support the development of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction. the Pan African institute for Development – West Africa, acknowledges in its efforts to promote sustainable development, the necessity of incorporating the following key points summarized below;

1. Support multi sectoral plans and policies at national platforms to ensure that there is a proper interaction and discussion of policy, planning and financing at national level.

2. Integrate disaster risk reduction in the curricula at all levels

3. A people -centered approach to disaster risk reduction for achieving the objectives of developing resilience for disaster risk reduction.


As from 2014, PAID -WA activities will focus on – National Platforms, civil society, grassroots, community practitioners, NGOs and local based development institutions, covered by PAID - WA, will be directly included in the target group. Firstly, the different capacity building activities of the disaster risk reduction programme will also be beneficial to other regional institutes of PAID International, projects implemented for disaster risk reduction will assist national paltforms upscale risk reduction in their regions.


To train 500 - 1000 participants from regional paltforms covered by PAID -WA (The Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Chad, Sierra Leone and Liberia).

2000 participants' capacities developed and skills gained in risk reduction and prevention for the entire participants in host countries were PAID -WA is established.

Empower at least 5000 slum dwellers, grassroots, community practitioners, NGOs and local based development institutions on risk prevention.

Means of verification

- Efficiency in terms of training and participation will be put in place and monitored
- Qualified staffs in DRR will be employed to train participants
- Effective lectures will be blended by practical exercises
- Progress will be monitored sequentially during and after programmes
- Reports from national platforms indicating extent of project implementation
- Participants will be deployed for field work to demonstrate impact of training acquired
- Based on response from participants, impact will be measured to evaluate the extent of the training.
- Findings and lessons learned will be disseminated throughout the project with the participants in a derogatory manner so that the public understands the holistic nature of DRR programmes.


From October 2014 - October 2019

Contact Person

Mr Richard Ekema Agbaw
Lecturer /Consultant Disaster Risk Management, Pan African Institute for Development - West Africa


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