Johannesburg recommendations for WCDR

Africa is the only continent where the regional share of reported disasters in the world total has increased over the last decade. The Commission of the AU, the NEPAD Secretariat and UN/ISDR Africa organized an African Regional Consultation on Disaster Reduction in Johannesburg, South Africa, on the 2nd and 3rd June 2004, to consider and recommend aspects of a draft Africa Regional Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction aimed at integrating disaster risk reduction into sustainable development activities at all levels, to be considered for the Second World Conference on Disaster Reduction to be held in Kobe-Hyogo, Japan, from the 18th to 22nd January 2005.