Climate and
Disaster Resilience

Climate and disaster resilience

While most countries in Africa have seen economic growth pick up and human development levels increase, on the other hand many groups and even nations have yet to realize their potential, held back by war, disaster or chronic poverty. Resilience consists in managing risks over time at individual, household, community and societal levels in ways that minimize costs and build capacity to manage and sustain development momentum through natural and man-made crises. Read more


Our Goals

UNDP helps develop the capacity of governments across Africa to respond to disasters and mitigate the risk they pose. UNDP is guiding policy; training communities and first responders; helping planners; and integrating disaster risk reduction strategies into national development plans. Disaster recovery activities are often an opportunity to integrate improved disaster resilience into communities and build back better. Early recovery efforts are geared toward helping communities make the transition from being recipients of humanitarian aid to taking their future into their own hands.  

6.7 million


had improved access to energy in 55 countries between 2014 and 2017.

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