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Sao Tomé and Principe

Risk Profile

São Tomé and Príncipe is particularly vulnerable to climate-related hazards such as floods, flash floods and storms. The increasing frequency and severity of flash floods, severe storms (hail, thunder, lightning and violent winds) and drought episodes, and their impacts on sectors such as agriculture, fisheries, as well as infrastructures mostly located in coastal areas have increasingly adverse effects on the development of the country.

CADRI Support

In 2015, a national multi-stakeholder capacity assessment was undertaken under the leadership of the Government through the National Council for Preparation and Responses to Disasters (CONPREC), and supported by the UN System through the UN Country Team in São Tomé and Príncipe and member agencies of CADRI. Following this, in June 2016 the National Framework has been developed with support from the CADRI Partnership. The CADRI Partnership also facilitated a training on contingency planning and assisted Government to develop its National Contingency Plan. Using the acquired skills, CONPREC is planning to develop local contingency plans.