Third African Ministerial Meeting for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Third African Ministerial Meeting for Disaster Risk Reduction was held within the framework of the Fifth Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction from 13 to 16 May 2014, Abuja, Nigeria.

The meeting was hosted and chaired by the Federal Republic of Nigeria and convened by the African Union Commission with support from the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

Over 900 participants from African governments, Regional Economic Communities, development partners including donors, United Nations, Non-Governmental Organisations, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, academic, scientific and technological institutions, and other international organisations, came together with mayors and local governments, parliamentarians, community practitioners, persons with disabilities, youth, women’s groups, private sector, and media actively deliberated on Africa’s contribution to the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The declaration of the meeting is here:

http://www.preventionweb.net/files/37529_5afrpdeclaration.pdf