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 firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com||Kenyatta University, Kenya||P.O. Box 43844 00100 Nairobi www.ku.ac.ke|
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