This Strategic Framework 2016–20 articulates the way forward in increasing knowledge, capacity building and advocacy, partnerships and investments, as part of a collective struggle toward disaster and climate resilient development in Africa. The Framework describes the plan of the World Bank to bring early warning systems to 100 million people across
15 African countries and pilot new urban resilience approaches.
The Framework focuses on a set of specific priority areas, as shown below:
- modernising hydro-meteorological services;
- strengthening financial resilience;
- building urban resilience;
- mainstreaming disaster risk management and climate adaptation;
- supporting sustainable recovery
- enhancing the understanding of disaster risks;
- helping countries on risk financing;
- strengthening institutional capacity and policy;
- developing investment plans for climate and disaster risk management;
- promoting regional cooperation for disaster risk management;
- building capacity to respond and recover from disasters.
- leveraging existing partnership platforms;
- strengthening collaboration with regional economic commissions;
- enhancing national and local level engagements;
- deepening cooperation with development partners.