This report highlights six principles for a Drought Resilient and Prepared Africa (DRAPA). It was developed in the framework of the African Drought Conference held in August 2016 in Windhoek, Namibia. The six principles are: 1. Drought policy and governance for drought risk management; 2. Drought monitoring and early warning; 3. Drought vulnerability and impact assessment; 4. Drought mitigation, preparedness and response; 5. Knowledge management and drought awareness and 6. Reducing the underlying factors of drought risk.