ARISE comprises of two main bodies:
a) ARISE Board
The ARISE Board has an advisory role. It functions at the global level is co-chaired by the SRSG and one Board member with one Board vice-chair. The Board consists of up to 10 members representing a geographical and gender balance and is elected every two years.
ARISE National Networks ('ARISE Networks') are set up in alignment with the requirements and specific local environment in the respective country. Members can request setting up a National Network and the final decision about the establishment of national Networks is up to the respective UNDRR Regional Office in consultation with the private sector partners. ARISE Networks will promote, enhance and support the implementation of the Sendai Framework at the national and local levels, including through advocacy, knowledge and best practice sharing and projects for the integration of DRR into business strategies and management practices. The development of public private collaboration therein is key. Communication is first step which will lead to cooperation and ultimately collaboration for DRR.
Businesses from countries or regions with no existing ARISE Network can join ARISE as global members. Global members are expected to comply with the same requirements of ARISE