Civil society/NGOs

The role of civil society and/or non-governmental organizations in advocating disaster risk reduction and in strengthening capacities to reduce community risk and vulnerability from natural hazards.

Latest Civil society /NGOs additions in the Knowledge Base

Group of people walking in a field in Madagascar
Cheneso was the first of the year’s seasonal tropical cyclones to strike Madagascar in January 2023. The flooding affected thousands of homes across six districts. But local authorities say they felt better prepared for this year’s cyclone season.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa
In a significant shift from reactive to proactive disaster management, the humanitarian landscape is witnessing the adoption of anticipatory action.
Action Against Disasters Somalia (AADSOM)
Sun over traditional West African homes along the Niger river shore
Nubian Vaults offer affordable, eco-friendly housing in West Africa. Association la Voûte Nubienne has built over 7,000 Nubian Vaults and aims to certify carbon credits.
Climate and Development Knowledge Network
Cover and source: Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction
Documents and publications
The purpose of the guide is to support civil society organisations to engage with communities and other local actors and structures; to aid in planning and establishing local mechanisms for anticipatory action and drive the scaling up process.
IDDRR 2023 events in Cox's Bazaar
While humanitarian responses focus mostly on the emergency phase—like addressing lifesaving and immediate needs—addressing the impacts and risks of climate change is increasing in urgency.
Cover and source: InterAction
Documents and publications
This report underscores the importance of a multisectoral environmental management group established early in the crisis and aims to shed light against uncoordinated efforts that can lead to maladaptation.
The Role of Nonprofit Organizations in Community Recovery After Nondeclared Disasters
Documents and publications
This publication analyzes the role of nonprofit organizations in disaster recovery efforts in the U.S. in scenarios lacking federal disaster declarations.
Stillmeadow Community Fellowship, a church in Baltimore, serves more than people’s spiritual needs. The church is one of about 20 organizations that have partnered with the city to become resiliency hubs.
Yale Climate Connections

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