RIACSO Report on SADC DRR and Preparedness Consultative Workshop Seychelles, 10-14 October 2011

Emergency Preparedness and Response Summary Outcomes

Recommendations

Early warning

  • Countries should share their monthly meteorological updates (where available), as well as hydrological information, with the SADC DRR Unit for posting on its website to assist neighboring countries in understanding developments that may affect them.

  • The SADC Secretariat should advocate for the formalization of information sharing protocols on river levels for early warning purposes, such as those being developed between Namibia, Angola and Botswana pertaining to the Okavango Delta, as well as between Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and Botswana on the upper Zambezi River; and this information should be shared with international partners via RIACSO.

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