The West Asia / MENA (Middle East & North 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 West-Asia, 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 West Asia / MENA 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 West Asia / MENA!


Focal point name Focus Contact Organization Postal address/website Additional information
Dalel Ouerchefani Policy and coordination United Nations Environment Programme, Regional Office for West Asia
Marwa Khalifa Teaching and research Ain Shams University, Faculty of Engineering


Latest Insights From West Asia / MENA PEDRR network

Flexible protection measures for adaptation with Sea Level Rise on the Nile Delta, Egypt

02 Sep,2020

The Nile Delta in Egypt is one of the most vulnerable areas in the world to climate change and seal level rise (SLR), which could  ...

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Second Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) MENA Conference

10 Jun,2020

The Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) is happy to announce that its second ESP MENA Regional conference will take place in Morocco from 27-29 January 2021. The ESP MENA 2021 Regional Conference is part of the annual cycle of ESP regional conferences around the globe. The regional conferences follow our world conferences, of which the last world conference in Germany hosted more than 750 delegates from over 65 countries. ESP conferences are open to both ESP members and  ...

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Science and Policy Forum for the Implementation of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

09 Dec,2019

Co-organized by UNISDR Science Technology Advisory Groups (STAG) International Science Council (ISC) Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) The Global Platform with its focus on the  ... Read More


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