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Asian Disaster Reduction Response Network

Their main aim is to promote coordination, information sharing and collaboration among NGOs and other stakeholders for effective and efficient disaster reduction and response in the Asia-Pacific region.


CapHaz-Net is a broad extended network on social capacity building for natural hazards. It is composed of scholars, decision-makers, and practitioners from across Europe, such as NGOs, river basin management officers, planners, representatives of the insurance industry and so on.

  • Language: English
  • How to participate: There were many different ways to get involved in CapHaz-Net:
    • Registering on our website in order to receive the latest information of CapHaz-Net including policies briefs and other documents.
    • Sending us insights of practitioners' and researchers' work they considered as relevant or provide good (or poor) practices in the field of natural hazards.
    • Inviting a number of experts, stakeholders etc. for each Thematic Meeting and the Regional Hazard Workshops.

    For more information, please contact: Dr. Christian Kuhlicke, Dr. Annett Steinführer* & Jochen Luther, Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Permoserstraße 15, 04318 Leipzig, GERMANY, E-Mail: caphaz-net@ufz.de

  • Website: http://caphaz-net.org/login_form

Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network is managed by an alliance of organisations led by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), and including Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano, INTRAC, LEAD International, the Overseas Development Institute, and SouthSouthNorth supporting 'climate compatible development'. The team brings together a wide range of experience across the fields of climate change and development, research, policy development, knowledge management, networking and capacity-building, as well as substantial expertise in the management of global initiatives. CDKN can provide technical assistance and research, supporting knowledge sharing and partnership development in Africa, the Americas and Asia. The £50 million Climate and Development Knowledge Network, funded over five years by DFID, will link 60 developing countries with leading climate and development experts, allowing them to commission and share knowledge on how best to tackle the effects of climate change.

Duryog Nivaran

Duryog Nivaran is a research, training and advocacy network committed to promoting disaster risk reduction in South Asia at policy and community level. It strives to build the knowledge base of stakeholders by sharing research findings, information, experiences and insights on emerging issues of disaster management in the countries and among the communities of the region.

Exchange of Experts in civil protection programme

New two-year project cycle beginning October 2016

The short-term exchange programme for persons and organisations involved in civil protection activities will be continued for a further two years. The programme is funded by the European Commission and managed by the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) and is part of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM).
The programme serves to improve the competence of civil protection forces and increase the effectiveness of joint operations by offering interested persons and parties the opportunity to participate in short-term exchanges to different countries. At present, 52 countries are represented in the programme, offering participants a wealth of potential experiences and knowledge accessible in the different national civil protection systems and organisations. Representatives from non-governmental organisations, which are active in the field of civil protection and disaster management, are also eligible to take part.
An exchange lasts from 2 days to a maximum 2 weeks. Experts are able to apply individually or as a group and organisations can use the programme to invite experts.

  • How to participate: Further information about the programme, eligibility and participation criteria can be found on our website.
  • Website: http://www.exchangeofexperts.eu

Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction

Launched during the Global Platform in June 2007 as a voluntary network of committed civil society organisations, associations and individuals, the purpose of the Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) is to increase community resilience and reduce disaster risk around the world by working together, and engaging with partners and other stakeholders. GNDR aims to increase civil society participation in public policy debates and raise its level of influence in global DRR policy and practice.

Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR)

The Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) is a global partnership comprised of UN agencies, international and regional NGOs as well as specialist institutes that collectively aim to influence policy, enhance implementation and better coordinate efforts in environmental management for disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and sustainable livelihoods. It promotes ecosystems management as the key strategy to reduce disaster risk, increase local resilience and adapt to a changing climate. As a global thematic platform of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) system, PEDRR works to reduce underlying risk factors related to the environment and mainstreams ecosystems-based DRR in development planning processes at global, regional, national and local levels.

Radix - Radical Interpretations of Disaster

Radix is meant as a home for discussion, working papers, opinion pieces, resources, links that can help to develop radical interpretations of and radical solutions for all disasters in all parts of planet earth. Radix welcomes any material that proposes to deal with fundamental issues such as human rights, respect for diversity, translation of available knowledge into action, the links among disasters, economic development, and politics. Recent discussions have focused on climate change, governance and other related topics.

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