A new CAT-DDO financing mechanism will support Madagascar on key reforms that will strengthen the country’s disaster risk management capacities, build its financial resilience to disasters, ensure shock-responsive social protection, and mainstream disaster and climate resilience in its urban development agenda.
Eager to draw lessons from the recent past on how to bolster Tanzania’s emergency preparedness and response capacity, over 55 high-level participants across 20 different government departments gathered in Arusha on July 15 and 16, 2019 for a lessons learned exercise (LLE) workshop focusing on the 2014 and 2016 Kilosa district floods.
In one year and 12 cities, the Open Cities Africa program has trained more than 500 residents, university students, and civil servants to gather data on risk. These digital cartographers have mapped more than 500,000 buildings, roads, markets, schools, hospitals, parks, canals, and other features onto OpenStreetMap, a free and collaborative map of the world.
Over 30 participants from 15 African countries gathered for a session to share experiences, knowledge and lessons learned on disaster risk finance activities related in their respective countries
The 8th Central Africa Platform brought together approximately 90 participants, including national disaster risk reducation (DRR) focal points, national climate focal points, and national meteorology focal points, to take stock of progress on disaster risk reduction across the region.
Through a combination of open street mapping, drones, and modeling, Nigeriens are taking the lead in building Niamey’s preparedness for the next flood.