As part of the GFDRR-funded disaster risk management (DRM) program in Djibouti, the Comprehensive Approach to Risk Assessment in Djibouti (CARAD) was launched in 2009 under the leadership of the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. Since its launch, the main achievements of this program have been: (i) the completion of the new national preparedness plan (Plan ORSEC); (ii) the upgrade of the alarm system in the Ambouli wadi to a full-scale Early Warning System; (iii) the establishment of a disaster risk management e-learning laboratory that has trained 40 people to date; (iv) the acquisition on five hydro-meteorological stations, and (v) the completion of an urban risk assessment and communication platform.

The Djibouti national focal points for the technical assistance have developed this video (as part of their education program) to strengthen the national understanding of droughts, floods and earthquakes risk, as well as showcase the accomplishments of CARAD.


For the video link on GFDRR's youtube channel, please click here. For more information, please contact Christina Irene at