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"Africa-Arab Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction" Conference 2018

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The “Africa-Arab Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction” Conference 2018 is organized by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) in collaboration with the League of Arab States and the African Union Commission. The event will be hosted by the government of Tunisia in the city of Tunis, Republic of Tunisia.

The Platform will provide an opportunity for governments and all stakeholders to assess the progress and reaffirm commitment towards the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 in the two regions. The platform will also enable stakeholders and partners to foster cooperation across the regions towards disaster risk-informed and inclusive sustainable development; while enabling them to share knowledge, experiences and best practices in advancing disaster risk reduction.

Framed within this event, Ms.Samar Taha (IUCN ROWA) will be presenting "Nature-based solutions: Using ecosystem-based approaches and mainstreaming in disaster risk reduction" where the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems will be introduced as both the basis for evaluating ecosystem status and a monitoring tool to evaluate the efficiency, effectiveness, and durability of NbS solutions. The presentation is part of the Nature-based solutions for better disaster risk reduction side event, which will take place from 11:00-12:00 on October 10th.

For more information about the conference, follow this link.



Hotel Laico
Ave Mohamed V, Tunis, Tunisia
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IUCN Red List of Ecosystems


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