The capacity for disaster reduction initiative (CADRI) is a global partnership composed of 16 UN and non-UN organizations that works towards strengthening countries’ capacities to prevent, manage and recover from the impact of disasters. The CADRI partnership draws upon the diversity of expertise of its members to offer a unique combination of knowledge, experience and resources to support countries implement the sendai framework for disaster risk reduction.
Reducing climate and disaster risks calls for a holistic approach working within and across sectors and at all levels. The CADRI partnership has responded to country demands with practical and integrated support services to help address the challenges of multi-sectoral coordination and fragmentation.
CADRI offers a wide range of services ranging from: technical advice to set up integrated, multi-hazard risk information systems; technical advice to integrate climate and disaster risk in development planning; to technical advice to optimize national systems for preparedness for response and recovery. In this respect, CADRI partners jointly developed a capacity assessment and planning tool covering 10 sectors from agriculture, to infrastructure to health and education. The CADRI methodology has been rolled out in more than 30 countries.
CADRI services are delivered through the deployment of multi sectoral expertise from across the UN and international red cross and red crescent movement; Referral services to access funding and technical assistance; South-South and triangular cooperation; and specialized training.
Disaster Reduction Goal
Drawing upon the diversity of expertise of its members, the CADRI Partnership offers a unique combination of knowledge, experience and resources to support countries implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
The range of capacity development services include:
• The facilitation of an assessment of national capacities in DRR using a multi sectoral methodology
• A decision aid tool for prioritization of DRR capacity development actions to develop national DRR plans and strategies (global target (e) of the Sendai Framework)
• The facilitation of access by countries to expertise, knowledge and resources within and outside the UN * System to implement their national priorities
• Knowledge management and dissemination of good practices in DRR in support of the roll out of the Words into Action guides
• A combined offer of training modules on DRR
Governments can select from a menu of services or call upon CADRI to support a process of multi-stakeholder’s engagement (capacity assessment, prioritization, costing) leading to the design of a nationally owned DRR plan or strategy. The CADRI Partnership builds upon the in-country presence of its member organizations to support the implementation of the national strategy or plan of action.
The CADRI Partnership can leverage a network of 90+ DRR experts from 16 regional hubs. Additionally, the CADRI Partnership has a standing agreement with the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) mechanism to deploy UNDAC member states expertise in disaster preparedness to participate in the CADRI capacity assessment. In delivering its offer of services, CADRI seeks collaborative arrangements with other international and regional organizations, stand-by partners, centers of excellence, etc.
Through the facilitation of government led country capacity assessment, and support to the development of multi sectoral plans, CADRI capacity development services lay the foundation for coherent programmatic support in DRR at country level across sectors and levels.
Policies and Programmes in DRR
Over the past six years, the CADRI partners achieved the following results:
• 28 DRR capacity assessments facilitated through inclusive country led processes
• 19 National Multi Sectoral Plans of Action for Disaster Risk Reduction developed
• 2000+ professionals from governments, UN, NGOs, Red Cross/Crescent societies trained
• Support to institutional, legal and policy reform in 10 countries
Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)
Sophie Baranes, Coordinator
Chemin des Anémones 15 1219 Châtelaine, Geneva Switzerland
GP 2013 delegation
GP 2011 delegation
GP 2009 delegation
Conferences: - 2017 Global Platform
- 2018 EFDRR
- 2019 Global Platform