Nairobi Declaration set to fast track disaster risk reduction work

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The Nairobi Declaration was adopted by African nations in November. It underlined the need to deliver commitments on the Programme of Action (PoA) for implementing the Sendai Framework in Africa.

About the Nairobi Declaration

The declaration was adopted at the Eighth Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction that took place in Nairobi, Kenya, on November.

The declaration included the action plans under the PoA, to implement Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), 2015-2030.

Nairobi declaration will contribute to the Global Platform for DRR scheduled to be held in May 2022, in Indonesia.

Note: Tunis declaration was adopted at the Africa Arab Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction held in Tunis in 2018. Under it, 25 African countries have adopted DRR strategies and action plans aligned with the Sendai Framework. 
About Eighth Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR)

Theme: Towards Disaster Risk-Informed Development for a Resilient Africa in a COVID-19 Transformed World

Organised by: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), in collaboration with the African Union Commission and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development.

About Sendai Framework

The Sendai framework provides for a clear policy pathway in guiding countries and communities to substantially reduce the effects of shocks caused by natural and human-induced hazards by 2030 compared to 2005-2015.

It was the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda that provided member states with concrete actions to protect development gains from the risk of disaster.

Read more: About Sendai Framework and its targets

Source: This post is based on the article “Nairobi Declaration set to fast track disaster risk reduction work” published in DTE on 2nd Dec 2021.

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