Disaster Risk Reduction Unit (DRR Unit)

The Disaster Risk Reduction Unit (DRR Unit) has the mandate to develop effective frameworks and programmes to facilitate disaster risk management (DRM) coordination, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation in the region. The Unit business is aligned to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (SFDRR) through the Regional Indicative Strategy and Development Plan 2020-2030 (RISDP) that has outlined key strategic objectives to contribute to the regional sustainable development targets. The Unit facilitates the entrenchment of the provisions of the global and regional frameworks in regional DRM approaches, promoting mainstreaming of disaster risks reduction and development linkages through coherent interventions and partnerships for resilience building at all levels. 


  • Coordinates disaster risk reduction activities and programmes within the SADC region.  Coordinates the implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR.
  • Promotes and support the mainstreaming of DRR into development policies and programmes of member states.