5th Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

13 May 2014 - 16 May 2014
Abuja, Nigeria

This ministerial conference aims to discuss the challenges that the warming continent is experiencing because of climate change and other risk drivers. Last year, 37 countries in the region experienced at least one major disaster event including droughts, floods and heat waves, affecting millions. The disucssion will be used to inform the negotiations for the new global agreement on disaster risk reduction to succeed the existing Hyogo Framework for Action.

UN Organisation(s): 
Federal Republic of Nigeria , Economic Community of West African States