Regional Office for Africa

Regional Office for Africa
Based in Nairobi, Kenya, we coordinate DRR initiatives in support of 44 Member States in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Regional Office for Africa (UNDRR-Africa) has as solid partnership with the African Union Commission, five Regional Economic Communities (RECs) regional UN entities and other development partners. It also engages stakeholders such as science and technology consortia, youth representatives, media and civil society members and groups.

The UNDRR-Africa Liaison Office, based in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, provides support to the African Union Commission to implement the Programme of Action (POA) for the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 in Africa. The UNDRR-Ethiopia office also organizes the biannual meetings of the Africa Working Group on Disaster Risk Reduction (AWGDRR) jointly with the AUC. The AWGDRR is chaired  by the AUC while UNDRR is the Secretariat. It is the primary  body for continental coordination of DRR in Africa. The AWGDRR meetings bring together regional and national DRR focal points alongside  key DRR actors to implement the POA.

Within the context of the EU-ACP Programme “Building Disaster Resilience to Natural Hazards in Sub-Saharan African Regions, Countries and Communities”, Country Risk Profiles for floods and droughts were elaborated for 16 countries of the region. In addition, the data catalog which was developed contains a series of geographic layers which can be freely accessed and downloaded.

Windhoek, Namibia
Africa Regional Platform
The 9th Africa Regional Platform for DRR is happening on 21-24 October 2024, Windhoek, Republic of Namibia
Nairobi, Kenya
Africa Regional Platform
The biennial Africa Regional Platform has established itself as a critical mechanism to review progress, share experiences, good practices and lessons learned on disaster risk reduction at the regional level.

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Regional Office for Africa

United Nations Complex
Block N
Level 2
PO Box 47074
Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: +254 207626719

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