ACP-EU NDRR Resources
Facing drought, Covid-19, and hurricane season, Saint Lucia bolsters its disaster risk financing plans
Recent years have shown the growing demand for support and tremendous drive by Sub-Saharan African countries to work on the Disaster Risk Financing (DRF) agenda. This was confirmed during a knowledge sharing event organized in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on 20 November 2019 in the margins of the Understanding Risk (UR) West and Central Africa conference which focused on projects and activities implemented in the frame of the European Union (EU) funded Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRF) Initiative.
Due to its location, topography, and socioeconomic conditions, Madagascar is one of the most exposed and vulnerable countries in the world to climate change and extreme weather events, with cyclones, flooding, and drought posing the greatest risks. Madagascar and other Indian Ocean countries have recently been affected by Tropical Cyclone Belna in December 2019, which followed tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth that also hit the same region earlier in 2019.
The activity report summarizes activities of Result Area 5, also known as the Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRF) Initiative, from July 2018 until June 2019. The report gives an overview of the achievements during this period. So far, the ADRF Initiative has yielded results in supporting governments by strengthening their capacity to design and implement risk financing policies, instruments, and strategies at regional, national and local levels.
Dominica: Results in Resilience - Supporting resilient reconstruction in Dominica following Hurricane Maria
On November 9, 2018, the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Commission hosted the ACP-EU NDRR Program Focus Day in Brussels, Belgium. The theme of the Focus Day was “Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in ACP Countries.” The event was organized in the margins of the GFDRR Fall 2018 Consultative Group meeting and Knowledge Partnership Day which took place on 7 and 8 November 2018, also in Brussels, Belgium.
Fiji and Tonga: Results in Resilience - Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Assess Disaster Risk in Fiji and Tonga
Third Edition of the World Reconstruction Conference: Proceedings and Knowledge Report, and Executive Summary
This document offers a brief overview of the Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment (DINA) and subsequent Resilience and Recovery Framework (RRF), which were requested by the government in August 2017 to identify the root causes of recurrent drought and develop a strategy for medium-term recovery and long-term resilience.
Rwanda: Brochure - Development of Comprehensive Disaster Risk Profiles for enhancing Disaster Management in Rwanda
The Development of (national and local) Comprehensive Disaster Risk Profiles for Enhancing Disaster Management project was launched in October 2012 and closed in April 2016, having successfully completed all key planned activities.