About PreventionWeb

PreventionWeb is a collaborative knowledge sharing platform on disaster risk reduction (DRR), managed by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The site offers a range of knowledge products and services to facilitate the work of DRR professionals.


  • Knowledge base

    A global knowledge base with over 45000 entries updated daily

  • Understanding risk

    An introduction to disaster risk reduction : key concepts and trends in DRR

  • Terminology

    Definitions of key concepts in disaster risk reduction

  • Academic programmes

    A global catalogue of academic programmes by nationally accredited institutions


  • Networks

    Find a job or hire a new collaborator

  • Online workspaces

    Free workspaces and mailing groups for disaster risk reduction communities.