Djibouti Signs Memorandum of Understanding with African Risk Capacity

The Government of Djibouti and the Pan African Risk Management Mutual (African risk capacity, ARC) signed this Monday in Addis Ababa, a memorandum of understanding on relations between the country and the organization set up since 2012 by the African Union.

« The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding with the ARC demonstrates our commitment to developing a comprehensive risk management strategy that addresses climate and other natural disasters, » said Sirad Oumar Abdou Kader, Secretary General of the Ministry of the Interior of Djibouti and president of the technical committee of management of the risks and catastrophes of the country, signatory of the agreement with Mohamed Beavogui of the ARC.

Initialed at the seventh edition of the Conference of Parties of the ARC held since Sunday in the Ethiopian capital, the document aims, in fact, to facilitate collaboration between the Pan-African institution and the Government of Djibouti. And to define the conditions that will govern this cooperation in order to cope with the consequences of so-called extreme weather events in the country.

As a reminder, the country had already signed on 13 March 2019, a memorandum of understanding on the work program for national capacity building. The process of ratification of the agreement establishing the Mutual is announced to be finalized « very soon ».

By Nephthali Messanh Ledy, Special Envoy to Addis Ababa

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