The Diplomatic Society

 
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Africa - Arab Partnership Orientation Session for the Study on Africa Arab Disaster Response Fund

October 5th, 2015

The second African Arab Summit held in Sirte, Libya on 10th October 2010, adopted the resolution to establish a joint African – Arab Disaster Response Fund (AADRF) with the objective of assisting African and Arab countries affected by natural or man-made disasters.  It is in light of the Sirte resolution, that the Orientation Session for the study on African Arab Disaster Response Fund was held on 5th October 2015, at the premises of the headquarters of the League of Arab States in Cairo, Egypt.

Participants at the meeting were composed of staff members from the African Union Commission, the League of Arab States and the funding organization (BADEA), the Technical Assistance Fund for African countries, and two consultants who will carry out the feasibility study. The meeting was co-chaired by Ambassador Abdelhamid Bouzaher Head of the Permanent Delegation of the African Union to the League of Arab States, and Mr. Zeid Alsban the Director of Africa-Arab Co-operation at the League of Arab States Department.

In his opening remarks Ambassador Bouzaher, welcomed all the participants to the meeting, and Expressed gratitude to (BADEA) for financing the study, he also emphasized the importance of the implementation of the Sirte resolution on the establishment of the Africa-Arab Disaster Response Fund (AADRF). In this regard, he expressed the importance of utilizing the concept note and the term of reference of the study, as a guideline that would assist in facilitating a comprehensive study, which will include the field of activities, legal Rules and Regulations, the administrative and financial structures. the sources of funding found in the AADRF. The AADRF will become the first joint disaster fund of its kind in the Arab and African region.  

Mr. Zeid Alsban the Director of Africa-Arab Co-operation Department at the League of Arab States, also welcomed all the participants, he reiterated the importance of combating disasters in the two regions and he also stressed the necessity of finding creative solutions, such as early disaster warning systems.  
 
The representative from BADEA expressed his appreciation to the League of Arab States for hosting this meeting.  He emphasized the readiness of BADEA to assist the two organizations in order to implement the Africa- Arab partnership project such as the AADRF.  

In light of the questions and explanations delivered by the two experts during the extensive deliberation the Orientation Session agreed to have another meeting on the first week of November in order to clarify the Structure, the field of activities, and the working Methodology of the AADRF.   

African Union Commission

 


 
 
 
 

_________________________________________________

February 2017 Edition

 border = 0
_________________________________________________

Translater


 
 
Slide-0
Slide-1
Slide-2
Slide-3
Slide-4
Slide-5
Slide-6
Slide-7
Slide-8
Slide-9
Slide-10
Slide-12
Slide-13
Slide-14
01/14 
start stop bwd fwd
 
 

Collaboration between Kazakhstan and NLSA On February 8th, 2017 H.E. Mr. Talgat Kaliyev, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to South Africa met with Professor Rocky MD Relebipi-Simela, CEO of the National... <|> Honorary Professorship awarded to Ambassador Anil Sooklal 14 February 2017 Ambassador Anil Sooklal, DIRCO’s Deputy Director General: Asia and Middle East, was awarded an honorary Professorship... <|> Celebration of Spanish language day On 29 November 2016, the Embassy of Spain commemorated the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes and the day was celebrated with Spanish language... <|> King Silamba Commemoration on 4 March 2017 The King Silamba Annual Commemoration will be held on the 4 March 2017 at the Komjekejeke Heritage Site, Walmansthal, North-East of Pretoria. The event was... <|> Police Action for IDSA members 15 February 2017 Commander Chris Opperman, of the Tshwane Metro Police, and his team attended IDSA's January coffee meeting hosted by Champa Weerasekara, of Sri... <|> Easing travel regulations between South Africa and Kenya 3 May 2016 South Africa and Kenya have announced measures that will make travelling between the two countries easier. South African Home... <|> Kazakhstan is shifting to a new model of power distribution The President of Kazakhstan, Mr Nursultan Nazarbayev addressed the nation on 25 January 2017 regarding the issue of redistribution of... <|> Integrated urban development 12 February 2017 South Africa’s Cooperative Governance Deputy Minister Andries Nel has met with his counterpart, the Barbara Hendricks, Secretary of the German... <|> Senior Officials Meetings with Singapore and Thailand 15 February 2017 Professor Sooklal, Deputy Director-General Asia and the Middle East at the South African Department of International Relations... <|> Algeria to get a taste of SA culture 14 February 2017 Algerians will get an opportunity to sample South Africa’s artistic talent when the cultural seasons is launched in that country on 24... <|>
© copyright 2011-2017| The Diplomatic Society| All Rights Reserved.