Discover PreventionWeb

PreventionWeb is the global knowledge sharing platform for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and resilience.

The site offers a range of knowledge products and services to facilitate the work of DRR professionals and is managed by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).

Know and understand

PreventionWeb offers a knowledge base as well as valuable insights on preventing disasters.

Knowledge base
Daily updates to a global knowledge base with more than 75,000 entries.
Understanding risk
An introduction to disaster risk reduction, key concepts and trends in DRR.
Definitions of key concepts in disaster risk reduction.
Implementing the Sendai Framework
What is the Sendai Framework?
A global blueprint aiming to substantially reduce disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods, and health, while also enhancing resilience and promoting sustainable development.


Geographic and topical concepts offer lenses into DRR publications, events, and news.

Themes in DRR
DRR-related themes and issues are wide and cross-cutting.
Hazards cause health impacts, property damage, social and economic disruption or environmental degradation.
Learning from past disasters
Explore the lessons learned from past disasters, what were the risk drivers, impacts and efforts towards building back better.
Blogs from DRR Voices
Stories and perspectives from DRR practitioners and academics on reducing risk and building resilience.
Words into Action
Words into Action
Guidelines that provide practical, specific advice on implementing a people-centered approach to DRR.

Develop and grow

A wealth of resources to grow your skills and career.

Workshops and webinars available on-demand or as scheduled learning.
Academic programmes
A global catalogue of academic programmes by nationally accredited institutions.


Engage with the DRR community.

Event calendar
DRR meetings and conferences related to disaster risk communication, sustainability, resilience, recovery and beyond.
Online workspaces
Free workspaces and mailing groups for disaster risk reduction communities.

DRR Voices Blog
Advocate for DRR
Hazards do not have to turn into disasters, add your voice to our campaign and become a DRR advocate.

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We welcome content that meets our content submission policy.

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Site traffic and publishing information

  • 210,000 visitors each month
  • 76,000 pieces of content in the knowledge base
  • 340 entries published each month
    • 210 News articles
    • 100 Publications
  • 11,000 subscribers to the mailing list

2023 Publishing summary

  • 1,200 Documents & publications
  • 530 Research briefs
  • 13 Blogs

Data from 1 January - 31 December 2023

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