Webinar 2: Using risk information and disaster risk profiles to inform DRR and decision making in Africa, 21 September 2020

On behalf of United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Regional Office for Africa, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale (CIMA) Foundation we are pleased to invite you to the second webinar in the series entitled Using risk information and disaster risk profiles to inform DRR and decision making.


The upcoming webinar focuses on risk information and standard operating procedures (SOP) for early warning in Sub-Saharan Africa.


The webinar will be held on Monday 21st September at 15:00 Nairobi / Addis Ababa | 13:00 Yaoundé / Abuja | 12:00 Abidjan / Dakar |

Duration: 1h 30 min / Interpretation: French-English


For more details please see attached the concept note and the document of the Road Map for Improving the Availability, Access and Use of Disaster Risk Information for Early Warning and Early Action, including in the Context of Transboundary Risk Management.


 To register: https://undrr.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4FnEWsD5SJ2Raslf91Mikg


WEBINAR 2, Monday 21 September 2020, 15:00 Nairobi / Addis Ababa

Panelists for this second webinar will reflect on:

  • the practices to develop and apply SOPs for early warning at the regional level
  • Current practices to develop and apply SOPs at the national level in light of the four components of an early warning system (risk knowledge; monitoring and detection; warning communication and dissemination; preparedness and response)
  • Community-based early warning systems – the role of SOP and linkages with institutions at the national level
  • The role of the scientific community to produce risk information for the improvement of early warning and SOPs



SADC, Disaster Risk Reduction Unit (TBC)

Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA), Malawi

Ministère de l'Hydraulique et de l'Assainissement, Niger

Zimbabwe, Oxfam

Zambezi River Authority, Zambia

ERCC / Aristotle network

CIMA Research Foundation


Programme of the full webinar series

Webinar 1

● development of the continental, regional and national road maps: experience sharing

and recommendations from regional, national and scientific partners

● use of harmonized risk profiles to support the implementation of the road map: the

‘risk knowledge’ component of EWS for Early Action and transboundary risk


Webinar 2

● implementation of the continental, regional and national road map for EWS and

transboundary risk management: development of SOPs

● use of risk profiles and risk information to support the development of SOPs: the value of a common

methodology to gather, analyse, redistribute data and risk information


Webinar 3

● the multiple uses of quantitative risk profiles to support disaster risk reduction,

risk-informed investment and trans-boundary risk management

Webinar 4

● the methodology of quantitative risk assessment for a sub-national, national and regional level assessment