Participants in session during the workshop.
The African Union Scientific Technical and Research Commission in collaboration with National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics held a workshop meeting under the theme "Mitigating the Impact of Natural Hazards in Africa" in 24-26 October, 2017. Cairo, Egypt.
The aim to develop strategies to mitigate the impact of Natural Risks / Disasters in Africa, bridging the gap between African Scientists in the field of Natural Hazards and Policy Makers in the different African Union Member States.
Of particular interest was the development of an implementable policy document that will portray the realities and seismic conditions of regions in Africa and to address Policy Makers on measures to be taken to mitigate the impacts of the Natural Risks when they occur, so as to enable the African Union Member States achieve Sustainable development goals through implementing proper DRR policies and measures.