Presentation on theme: "1 Disaster Risk Reduction as means of Climate Change Adaptation -The Africa Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction -The Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015."— Presentation transcript:
1 Disaster Risk Reduction as means of Climate Change Adaptation -The Africa Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction -The Hyogo Framework for Action
2 The occurrence of disasters triggered by natural hazards is rising in Africa
3 Global and Regional Strategies and Frameworks: Africa Strategy, Programme of Action and Guidelines (AUC, NEPAD, AfDB/F, ISDR) Negotiated and approved by 53 African countries in 2004 The Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) : Building the resilience of Nations and Communities to disasters Negotiated outcome of the WCDR, Kobe January 2005, by168 governments.
4 Africa Strategy and Programme of Action Overall goal: To reduce the social, economic and environmental impacts of disasters on African people and economics, thereby facilitating the achievement of the MDGs and other development aims in Africa. Strategic Areas of Intervention 1.Increased political commitment to disaster risk reduction. 2.Improved identification and assessment of disaster risks. 3.Increased public awareness of disaster risk reduction. 4.Improved governance of disaster risk reduction institutions. 5.Integration of disaster risk reduction in emergency response management. 6.Overall coordination and monitoring of the implementation of the Strategy.
5 Mechanisms for implementation levels of action (platforms) National Platforms National frameworks, multi-stakeholders, and multi disciplinary with Support from UN country team – when appropriate Regional (Africa Min. Conf. &Regional Platforms) Based on existing regional and sub-regional strategies and mechanisms Thematic Building on existing networks, clusters, programmes and other mechanisms Global Platform report to GA Every two years, June 2009 in Gva: Governments, International, UN, regional organisations, experts, NGOs and practitioners ISDR programme coordinated international and regional efforts to support national and local capacities
6 Linkages between Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Disaster risk reduction and adaptation to climate change share the same ultimate goal of reducing vulnerability to weather and climate related hazards. Natural hazards by themselves are not disasters – it is the combination of an exposed, vulnerable and ill-prepared population or community with a hazard event that results in a disaster.
7 Climate change will affect disaster risks in two ways: –Firstly through the likely increase in weather and climate related hazards –Secondly through increases in the vulnerability of communities to natural hazards, particularly through ecosystem degradation, reductions in water and food availability, changes to livelihoods, and rapid unplanned urban growth. Linkages between Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation
8 The programme of Action for the Implementation of the African Regional Strategy of Disaster Risk Reduction should be accorded high priority as existing policy document in addressing Climate Change issues. Conclusion
9 Thank you for your attention. Let us work together in order to reduce the impacts of disaster in Africa.