Saturday, July 18, 2015

Situation Awareness. EU Sub-Saharan Africa Funding. Resiliency Building

Situation Awareness list.

14 July 2015, ADDIS ABABA – Details of an €80 million package of support from the European Union to disaster risk management across sub-Saharan Africa over the next five years, were unveiled today at the Financing for Development Conference.
Margareta Wahlström, the head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), said: “This is a strategic long-term investment in building resilience in Africa. It will help to reduce mortality and economic losses by improving preparedness, early warning systems and putting in place systems for understanding how disaster losses are generated in order to avoid them in the future.”
Roberto Ridolfi, Director for Sustainable Growth and Development in Europeaid, said: "Resilience has many facets. Natural and climate related hazards dominate the disaster profile of Sub Saharan African. A holistic approach to building disaster resilience and to secure development gains in Africa, based on accurate risk information and improved decision support systems, is therefore necessary – and with this programme we will make an important contribution to achieve this goal."
The programme “Building Disaster Resilience to Natural Hazards in Sub-Saharan African Regions, Countries and Communities”, an initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, will be financed by the European Union within the frame of the 10th European Development Fund...........

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