Proceedings of the 2017 International Day for Disaster Reduction, Addis Ababa


This summary captures a half day celebration program of the 2017 International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR).

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On October 13/2017, the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) was observed at the African Union Commission (AUC), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Under the theme “Home Safe Home, Reducing Exposure, and Reducing Displacement”, the half day event was jointly organized by the Ethiopian Government (National Disaster Risk Management Commission), the African Union Commission (AUC) and other partners including UN Agencies and Civil Societies.

The event was attended by over 250 participants drawn from Federal and Regional Government institutions of Ethiopia, African Permanent Missions, AUC, Regional and country UN organizations, international and local NGOs, media, Youth Group, private sector and academia including more than 10 African Universities organized under Periperi U.