GFDRR is a global partnership established in 2006 to support developing countries to understand, manage, and ultimately reduce their risk from natural hazards and climate change. Hosted at the World Bank, GFDRR is supported by 37 countries and 11 international organizations, and works with over 400 sub-national, national, regional, and international partners.
GFDRR’s governance, mission, and operating framework are defined in its Partnership Charter. The long-term strategic objectives of GFDRR are set and monitored by the Consultative Group (CG), which is GFDRR’s primary advisory and decision-making body. The CG includes donor members and observers, invited developing country members, intergovernmental organizations, international financial institutions, and civil society organizations. The CG is chaired by the World Bank and co-chaired by a contributing CG Member that rotate annually.
The GFDRR Secretariat carries out GFDRR’s mission, and is responsible for the preparation of the annual work program, awarding and monitoring of grant resources, as well as reporting to the CG. The large majority of GFDRR grant resources are dedicated to its in-country engagements that support on-the-ground implementation of the Sendai Framework. The GFDRR Secretariat also maintains thematic initiatives that provide technical expertise to help advance strategic areas of engagement and facilitate global cooperation.
Promoting resilience to climate change and enabling gender equality are both central to achieving GFDRR’s mission, and these two themes are embedded into all GFDRR activities.
More information: www.gfdrr.org