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1 1 Monitoring Progress of HFA Implementation in the Arab Region

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3 3 Reporting on progress from Arab Region : National HFA Reports submitted online 2008/2009: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Syria, Yemen (22%!!!) One in-depth country review case study Egypt One drought risk reduction review– Djibouti Progress review reports sent 2007: Comoros, Djibouti, Morocco, Mauritania Regional analysis and review of progress (coordinated with the League of Arab States and UNISDR - submitted to 2 nd Global Platform 2009)

4 4 GAPS Identified!!! Weak and incomplete Institutional Frameworks Inadequate technical capacity to implement DRR Weak knowledge and info base for DRR Weak coordination regional/national, national/national, national/local Difficulty in reorienting from DM to DRR Scarcity/limitation of adequate financing for DRR Ensuring the sustainability of the set national agenda and policy to adopt the DRR

5 5 Actions to bridge Gaps! Political commitment to be asserted through regional policies on sustainable development Capacity development, training and guidance for countries to accelerate HFA implementation Support HFA Progress Monitoring & Reporting Focus on knowledge including enhancement of data on risk, hazards and vulnerabilities Use 2009 review as a benchmarking exercise to inform future plans and regional strategies. Undertake a comprehensive, in-depth review with wider stakeholders engagements ( ).

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8 8 Thank you United Nations, secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Regional Office, Cairo, Egypt Tel: /3/4 Fax: and Luna Abu-Swaireh,

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