EIGHTH AFRICA REGIONAL PLATFORM FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION: Higher Education Contributions towards a Resilient Africa
EIGHTH AFRICA REGIONAL PLATFORM FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION: Higher Education Contributions towards a Resilient Africa
10h00 -12h00 CAT : 16 November 2021
African Higher Education Institutions, Research Centers and scientific communities are playing an increasingly important role in advancing the field of disaster risk across the continent. Such institutions and networks provide support for developing capacity to produce expertise in which to conduct research, advise and implement DRR and climate change related activities, and help foster a culture of sustainability and resilience building based on science and indigenous knowledge.
However, despite their contributions towards a building a more sustainable and resilient Africa, such institutions are faced by a number of obstacles and challenges which hamper their efforts to reduce risk and enhance resilience. The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has caused major disruptions to education and research, threatening to undo much of the progress made in the field of Disaster Risk Reduction.
This session aims provide a platform for representatives of the academic and scientific communities based on the continent to share their experiences, perspectives and aspirations, to identify both the challenges and opportunities they face, and promote further understanding and engagement between academia, science, practitioners and policy makers.
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