2019 Africa Flood Forum

3 July 2019, Nairobi, Kenya


Despite contributing the least to global warming, Africa remains the most vulnerable continent to the impact of climate change. Recent years have seen an increase in extreme weather events and with global warming accelerating, events such as extreme flooding are expected to occur in greater frequency and intensity.

As well as affecting millions of lives and destroying infrastructure, flooding wipes out crops and spreads diseases, making them catastrophic and costly to all countries in the region.

The Africa Flood Forum is the only conference and exhibition dedicated to flood operations in Africa. It brings together stakeholders including government bodies, industry professionals, service providers and emergency response teams to network, explore strategies, solutions and best practices that will help progress the way flooding is predicted, prevented and managed across the continent.


  • National and regional government representatives
  • Infrastructure owners and developers
  • Civil engineers
  • Urban planners
  • Meteorologists
  • Risk assessment experts
  • Aid and humanitarian agencies
  • Emergency response teams
  • Ecological and environmental managers
  • Hydrologists
  • Water utility agencies (regional and national)
  • Finance and insurance experts
  • Agricultural and irrigation companies
  • Community groups and associations


Dr. Juliette Biao Koudenoukpo

Dr. Juliette Biao Koudenoukpo

UN Environment Director and Regional Representative for Africa

Mohamed Beavogui

Mohamed Beavogui

Director General, African Risk Capacity (ARC)

Dr. Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré

Dr. Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré

Director General, International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC)

Stella Aura

Stella Aura

Director, Kenya Meteorological Department


Building climate change resilience through adaptation

  • Drivers and barriers to building resilient societies and economies
  • Integrating adaptation into socio-economic and environmental policies
  • Bridging Africa’s adaptation gaps: Finance, technology and knowledge
  • Assessing climate adaptation effectiveness

Flood forecasting and early warning systems

  • Early warning into early action: People-centred warning systems and disaster risk reduction
  • Key features and functions of effective flood forecasting systems
  • Strengthening hydrometeorological and early warning systems

Flood control measures and solutions

  • Flood Control Structures: Dams, levees, barriers, floodways and reservoirs
  • Green Infrastructure Solutions: Floodplain and wetland restoration and management, soil stabilisation
  • Building Flood Resilient Cities: Global best practices, sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS)

Post-disaster response and rehabilitation

  • Coordinating emergency responses
  • The crucial role of local governments
  • Social protection measures
  • Increasing financial resilience to extreme floods: Disaster risk finance and insurance


The 2019 Africa Automotive Summit will be held in the Sarova PanAfric Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. It is being organised by Kempstone Media and hosted by the Kenyan Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives.

The Kenyan Government has identified the automotive industry as a key pillar of the Kenya National Industrialisation policy framework, which was launched in 2010. This aims to boost local manufacturing and revitalise Kenya’s locally assembled vehicle sector and its role in building the country’s economy. Kenya’s strong economic position within the East African Community (EAC), also makes it a potential hub for automotive assembly and production in the region.


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