Across Africa, DRF is Putting a Resilient Future within Reach

Nov 20

Launched in 2015, the Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRF) initiative works with 19 sub-Saharan African countries to develop and implement tailored financial protection policies and instruments which can help them respond quickly and resiliently to disasters. The ADRF Initiative is the first program in sub-Saharan Africa to focus on the broad disaster risk finance (DRF) agenda. It is financed by the European Union (EU) and part of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) – EU Program Building Disaster Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa. The ADRF Initiative is jointly implemented by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program and the World Bank Africa Disaster Risk Management team, which is part of the World Bank Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice. Click here to read the full story.

*Image: Olivia Nankindu, 27, surveys the fruits of her labor in the waning afternoon sunlight on her farm near Kyotera, Uganda. (Photo Credit: World Bank)