IAEM-Africa brings together emergency management professionals in 54 countries on the African continent. Members are from Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic of the), Congo (Republic of the), Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Africa is a continent of over a billion people. A sizeable portion of that population is increasingly vulnerable to many natural hazard events and man-made disasters. The need to build and enhance local capacity to address these varying conditions cannot be overstated. The vision of IAEM-Africa is to enhance local capacity through training and professionalization of the field of disaster and emergency management. IAEM-Africa also seeks to forge an enduring network of African disaster management providers and professionals. Such a network will not only recognize the common natural hazards, threats, and man-made vulnerabilities across the continent, but it will also foster an environment for a shared and common strategy that will help mitigate and minimize disaster impacts on humans and the environment. IAEM-Africa will facilitate a comprehensive approach to disaster and emergency management that emphasizes integration, coordination, collaboration, and other mission areas. IAEM-Africa invites governments, local and international partners, as well as the private sector across the continent to partner with IAEM-Africa and invest in the critical disaster and emergency management resources, education, and training that IAEM-Africa provides to bolster disaster and emergency management capacities.