Nov 22, 2021

Disaster Risk Reduction and Early Warning System

Type: Workshop
Location: Nairobi
Start Date: 22 Nov, 2021 09:00 AM
End Date: 26 Nov, 2021 04:00 AM
Timezone: GMT+03:00 Africa/Nairobi

The overarching training objective is to understand the current state of the art for the exchange of data and information for the generation of impact-based EWS for early action and transboundary risk management; improve the related capacities of National organizations for implementing effective early warning and early action systems in cooperation with AMHEWAS for DRR and IGAD Disaster Operation Centre- Situation Room.

The objective of the training is to ensure that Africa Institutions will have:

  • Increased awareness and understanding of the Legal and institutional frameworks for Early Warning System Framework validated on 22 th of October by Member States in Nairobi;
  • Improved understanding of the technical tools offered by the AMHEWS for DRR, and in particular to the IGAD Disaster Operations Centre-Situation Room to access, exchange and analyze relevant DRR data and information along with its Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Improved understanding of risk assessment and mapping for Early Warnings and Early Action, including risk components -hazard, exposure and vulnerability.
  • Increased awareness of the Africa Multi-Hazard Early Warning and Action system, and in particular IGAD Disaster Operations Centre-Situation Room, on the products generated and the Standard Operating Procedure.
  • Increased awareness of the way forward in the implementation of the road map for the establishment of the continental impact-based EWS for early action and transboundary risk management, along with modalities for effective engagement of stakeholders.