Nemus is awarded two new international projects within SADC Disaster Risk Reduction Programme

Nemus was awarded two new projects in an international bid for the SADC (Southern African Development Community) within the “Building Disaster Resilience to Natural Hazards in Sub-Saharan African Regions, Countries and Communities” Programme. The projects are under the Programme’s result area No. 2, which is managed by the World Bank and the GFDRR.

Both projects contribute to the overall objective of strengthening the disaster risk reduction (DRR) coordination, planning and policy advisory capacity of SADC. One project focuses on reviewing the DRR policy and strategic frameworks of SADC Member States, considering their alignment with the Sendai Framework. This project includes carrying out national DRR peer reviews for sharing of experiences and creating knowledge. The second project will upload and link regional hazard risk maps to a regional DRR Information Management System (IMS), develop interoperability and data and information flow in the SADC Region, as well as roll out an IMS to SADC Member States.

SADC is composed of 16 Member-States: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South-Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Carrying out these projects will require, to a certain extent, the collaboration of each SADC Member State, presenting a great opportunity for Nemus to intensify its knowledge regarding this region. On the other hand, it proves Nemus’ already acquired capacity to work within the Sub-Saharan African context, which is hereby recognized by different international development institutions.