Disaster risk reduction in West Africa and the Sahelian region: a review of progress
The African Union Commission has devised a continental plan to achieve the goals and targets of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030. Yet progress has been variable and risk-creation – particularly in urban areas – continues to set many states and societies on pathways of increased disaster risk. This report is an assessment of progress at the regional level and in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal against the ‘African Union Programme of Action for the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 in Africa’ (AU PoA). It was produced with the African Union Commission and the United Nations Development Programme under the Sahel Resilience Project.