CALL FOR PAPERS Building Resilience to Mitigate the Impact of Drought and Floods in the SSA Region

18 February 2018
Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA)

Climate change is already a reality and features prominently in Sub Saharan Africa development agenda. Climate variability and its associated risks has increased the region’s vulnerability and exposure to vagaries of extreme weather conditions. Many countries in the region are prone to extreme climate and environmentally related disasters such as floods and droughts. In the recent past, the region has experienced prolonged and intensified droughts largely in eastern Africa and unprecedented floods in western Africa. It is estimated that floods and droughts cause 70 per cent of economic losses in the region.