Eastern & Southern Africa
Zambia is a landlocked resource rich country with sparsely populated land located in Southern Africa. The country is exposed to a variety of hazards: primarily epidemics such as cholera outbreaks and an increase in frequency and severity of seasonal droughts and floods, flash floods, extreme temperatures, and dry spells. The mining industry's toxic tailing also increases the risk of water and land contamination accidents
At the request of the Office of the Vice President, in November 2021 the CADRI Partnership undertook a scoping mission to identify priority sectors and themes that would require a review of existing systems and capacities to manage disaster and climate risk. This is expected to support the implementation of the new disaster management act and disaster management policy in 2022.