Civil Society Organizations

Civil Society Organizations

Local partners for DRR

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

A comprehensive approach to disaster risk reduction requires a combination of changes in practices at the local level with changes to national and international policies. The following organizations are who we work with to forward disaster risk reduction at the local level.

Global Network of Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR)

Recognizing the local element in moving the disaster risk reduction agenda forward, a Global Network of Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Risk Reduction was initiated with the close support from UNISDR and the Special Unit for South-South Cooperation of the United Nations Development Programme. The Global Network was officially launched in Geneva during the first session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in June 2007.

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Community Practitioners’ Platform for Resilience

The main goal of the Community Practitioners’ Platform for Resilience is to convene community leaders and innovators to advocate for policies and programs that advance pro-poor, climate resilient development. The Community Practitioners’ Platform is under the leadership of Huairou Commission and GROOTS. The group represents a unique opportunity for communities vulnerable to disaster and climate change to play a key role in agenda-setting and disaster risk reduction implementation.

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