Since its launch in 2007, GNDR has used the Civicus definition of civil society as guidance to welcome Full Member organisations:
- "the arena, outside of the family, the state, and the market, which is created by individual and collective actions, organisations and institutions to advance shared interests."
The following is a guiding checklist of civil society organisations in all their forms:
- International and national non-governmental organisations
- Civil society networks, coalitions and associations
- Faith-based organisations
- Environmental organisations
- Women's organisations
- Think tanks, Rresource centres
- Associations of marginalised groups
- Ttrade unions
- Community-level groups and informal groups (those without formal statutes, boards and other organisational setups)
- ...and many other associational forms
Beyond this, individual activists, including online activists, artists and writers and human rights defenders, when they act in the public sphere to advance or defend a viewpoint that others may share, are part of civil society too. This deﬁnition suggests that the arena for civil society is ﬂuid and dynamic: groups and individuals can move in and out of it, and be within civil society and other spheres simultaneously.
From a membership criteria perspective, GNDR Full Membership is open to all civil society organisations, networks and affiliated individuals whom have an interest and play a significant function in supporting and advancing disaster risk reduction, together with a commitment to GNDR values and principles.
What are you waiting for?
The application process for GNDR membership is free and there are no annual membership fees.
If you or your organisation are interested in being part of GNDR, applying for membership is easy: complete the online membership application form on this website, upload the documents reuested and submit the form.
We look forward to greeting you as a new member!