The Southern Africa Development Community has taken a huge step regarding disaster risk management and financing in the region after signing a deal with the African Risk Capacity. Over time, the southern African region has experienced several climate and natural disasters. These include droughts, floods, tropical cyclones, storms, and epidemics, which have had devastating impacts on the populations and their livelihoods. With the Memorandum of Understanding, the regional agency will help put in place proactive measures for reducing the negative impacts of disasters and other vulnerability drivers for better adaptation in the southern African region. The African Risk Capacity assists member-states to strengthen their capacities to better plan, prepare and respond to extreme weather events and natural disasters, thereby achieving the food security for their populations.
SOURCE: VENTURES AFRICA