IGAD Regional Framework for Integrating Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation

Jan. 10, 2023

Majority of the disasters occurring in the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) region are originating from hydro meteorological hazards. They include drought, floods, landslides, windstorms, lightening, extreme temperatures and wildfires among others. Such disasters are caused by interaction of hazards and the exposure of the vulnerable elements. Drivers of these hazards include rapid urbanization and population growth, climate change, state fragility and poor governance, poverty and inequality in the region.