Fourth Africa regional platform for disaster risk reduction
The AUC in collaboration with the UNISDR have organized the 4th Africa Regional Platform for DRR, planned to take place in Arusha Tanzania from 13 to 15 February alongside the 5th Africa drought Adaptation Forum planned for 11-12 February 2013.
The main objectives, agenda items and expected results of the 4th Africa Regional Platform on DRR are:
- To monitor progress by risk managers and partners in the implementation of the Extended Programme of Action for the implementation of the Africa Regional Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction 2005-2015;
- To share information, expertise, lessons and tools to accelerate progress;
- To facilitate discussion and recommendations for the post 2015 Disaster Risk agenda for Africa; and -To review the Africa position for the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, Geneva from 19 to 23 May 2013.
The Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, which is facilitated by UNISDR, functions as the primary regional mechanism to support the implementation of disaster risk reduction strategies and programmes at regional, sub-regional and national levels, to monitor their progress and to facilitate coordination and information-sharing between governments, sub-regional organizations and UN agencies.