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https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2021-132
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2021-132

  17 May 2021

17 May 2021

Review status: this preprint is currently under review for the journal NHESS.

Achieving Sendai Framework in Africa: Progress and challenges toward Target E

Nyandiko Nicodemus and Otwori Dennis Nyandiko Nicodemus and Otwori Dennis
  • Department of Disaster Management and Sustainable Development, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

Abstract. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategies are critical for formalizing effective disaster risk reduction. The overall objective of this study was to assess the progress the Africa Union member states are making in developing DRR strategies as required by Target E of the Sendai Framework. The study used both qualitative and quantitative approaches where in-depth desk review of DRR strategies and online questionnaires were administered to 53 respondents. The findings show about 68% of the AU member states have national strategies and 35% have sub-national strategies but generally, there is sluggish progress in updating DRR strategies in accordance with Sendai Framework Target E. Weak technical and institutional capacities, inadequate funds, limited decentralization of DRR and poor governance are key challenges hampering their implementation. Governments in Africa and partners should pay immediate attention to accelerate the development of risk-informed strategies to achieve the aspirations of the Sendai Framework.

Nyandiko Nicodemus and Otwori Dennis

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The Sendai Framework and the SDGs markedly recognize the importance of the national and local DRR strategies. For example, the DRR strategies are also intended to deliver on monitoring the implementation of SDGs where Target E1 is contributing to SDG Goal 1 Target 1.5; Goal 11 Target 11.5 and 11b and Goal 13 Target 13.1.
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