Regional Office for Southern Africa


Highlights 2011

  • ROSA surge deployments to the Horn of Africa crisis and Namibia flood response were complemented by preparedness missions to strengthen the response preparedness capacities of UNCTs/RCs and government counterparts in  Namibia, Swaziland, Madagascar, Lesotho, Botswana and Malawi.
  • Definition of Minimum Preparedness Package (MPPs) drawn up with regional humanitarian actors (RIACSO partners) and country-support mechanism. Achieved 62 per cent implementation rate in targeted countries.
  • ROSA heavily involved in annual SADC preparedness and DRR workshop. Helped to identify and address regional preparedness and disaster risk factors for 2011/2012, and advocated an information management strategy to support the SADC DRR strategy.

A herder in the barren Lesotho mountains. © Tomas de Mul/IRIN