The Africa PEDRR regional network was formed in 2019 including – universities, NGOs, governmental agencies and international organizations. The network principal aims are to promote networking and exchanges of expertise between Eco-DRR academic institutions, NGOs, UN agencies and other organizations which are teaching courses on Eco-DRR/EbA, to undertake research, manage projects or promote policies on the topic.

Explore the interactive map below to find our partners in Africa, their areas of expertise, contact information as well as availability of courses related to Nature-based solutions and Ecosystem-based approaches for disaster risk reduction.

Contact the PEDRR Africa focal point for additional information or if you would like to join the network and be informed about possible areas for collaboration. See below for upcoming events and news in Africa!

Landslides pose a recurrent hazard to human life and livelihood in most parts of the world, especially in Africa. In recent years, a number of devastating landslides in Africa have resulted in major tragedies and enormous destruction. Considerable economic losses have also been sustained due to the profusion of smaller landslide events throughout the region. Current rural development trends and predictions of more extreme weather events will increase the probability of such disasters in the future if efforts to prevent landslides are not stepped up. Better understanding of the roles of trees and forests in preventing landslides and rehabilitating landslide-affected areas is critical for a safer, greener and more prosperous Africa.

 

Focal point name Focus Contact Organization Postal address/website Additional information
James B. Kung’u Teaching and research kungu.james@ku.ac.ke; kungujames@gmail.com Kenyatta University, Kenya P.O. Box 43844 00100 Nairobi www.ku.ac.ke

 

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Events

NATURE AND TECHNOLOGY BASED SOLUTIONS (SOUTH AFRICA & CARBON PRICING WEBINAR SERIES)

24 Jul,2020

South Africa is a pioneer of climate action in Africa. In 2019 it became the first country on the continent to introduce a price on carbon. This webinar series will explore the future potential of the pricing system, assuring a just transition and providing international leadership. Join an expert dialogue with Government officials, technical experts, NGOs and business leaders on the latest policy and market developments and growth  ...

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Third Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) Africa Conference

10 Jun,2020

The Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) is happy to announce that its third ESP Africa Regional conference will take place in Rwanda from 1-5 March 2021. The ESP Africa 2021 Regional  ... Read More

Regional Conference Understanding Risk (UR) West and Central Africa – “Human Capital and Innovation for a Resilient Society”

09 Dec,2019

Save the date for the Regional Conference Understanding Risk (UR) West and Central Africa – “Human Capital and Innovation for a Resilient Society” from 20 to 22 November 2019 in Abidjan (Ivory  ... Read More

RUFORUM 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM)

02 Dec,2019

The 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) will be held at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana from 2-6 December,  ... Read More

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