Who we work with

Who We Work With

Disaster risk reduction is a multifaceted issue requiring involvement from both the public and private sector, as well as the media. UNISDR works with a variety of stakeholders nationally, regionally and globally to advocate for building more resilient communities to disasters.

Regional Organizations & Platforms

Regional organizations and platforms, including ministerial conferences and sub-regional inter-governmental initiatives, are increasingly taking ownership for disaster risk reduction actions and following-up on the Hyogo Framework for Action.

Countries & National Platforms

Countries and national platforms are key partners to implementing disaster risk reduction strategies at a country level to help build resilient communities.


Political leaders and legislators hold the primary responsibility protecting the lives and livelihoods of their country's citizens from disasters.

UN Organizations

Under the Secretary-General's leadership, the United Nations system is working from global to national levels to support country efforts to reduce community vulnerability and build resilient nations.

International Financial Institutions

International Financial Insitutions (IFIs) play a key role in supporting disaster risk reduction to achieve sustainable development and poverty reduction.

Civil Society Organizations

Civil Society Organizations are essential in building local community resilience to disasters and supporting local-level implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action.

Academia & Research Institutes

Disaster risk reduction and its impact on sustainable development require sound foundations in social and economic knowledge and understanding.

Private Sector

The private sector drives a large percentage of a country's economy and is therefore strategically placed to make communities safer.


The media plays a key role in opening a dialogue on disasters: why they are happening, how can we prevent them, and who is responsible for making our communities safe and resilient.

Thematic Platforms

Thematic platforms are independent focus groups in the disaster risk reduction community oriented toward supporting the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action.

  • Where We Work Our regional office is in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Where We Work Our regional office is in Cairo, Egypt.
  • Where We Work Our regional office is in Brussels, Belgium.
  • Where We Work Our regional office is in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Where We Work Our regional office is in Panama City, Panama.

Where We Work