Following the adoption of Programme of Action (PoA) for the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) within the SADC region. The African Union Commission (AUC) developed the Monitoring and Reporting Framework (MRF) in October 2018, during the Africa-Arab Regional Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction by the Minister responsible for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

Consequently, the MRF is guided by the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) (2015-2030), the PoA, as well as the successes of the implementation of the Hyogo Framework of Action (2005-2015). Moreover, the MRF is directed by the Africa Regional Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (ARSDRR) of 2004 and its Programme of Action (2005).

Monitoring and reporting systems are necessary to facilitate robust monitoring and reporting of the PoA’s performance in relation to its goals and targets. Whereas, the custodian of the PoA, AUC is required to coordinate and report on the implementation of the PoA biennially.

The MRF has been designed to focus on three levels:

  1. The AUC
  2. Regional Economic Communities (RECs)
  3. Member State level.

Members states, including the Seychelles, represented by Ms. Veronique Philoe and Ms. Vanessa Zailor from DRMD specifically focused on the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), in taking concrete steps in ensuring the mainstreaming of DRR and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) into National Policies.

The workshop brought together DRR Experts and Representatives of AU Member States and Regional Economic Communities (RECs). Moreover, the workshop brought the technical partners and the African Union Commission together to consolidate and validate the Africa Biennial Report (2019-2020). Furthermore, the workshop validated data collection tool and database prototype for the Africa biennial report on DRR and roadmap for the development of the biennial reports for 2021-2024.