Since forming in 2007, the GNDR has sought to increase the effectiveness of civil society to contribute towards the building of resilient nations and communities - putting the concerns, needs and priorities of vulnerable people at the heart of disaster risk reduction policy and practice. Focus has been on three core objectives in which GNDR is working hard towards reducing risk and increasing the resilience of the most vulnerable by:

  • Strengthening the way GNDR members work together
  • Enhancing engagement between civil society and other key stakeholders
  • Communicating the day-to-day reality of life for people most at risk.

All this translates into how GNDR, as a network, facilitates member's interaction, helps them with advocacy efforts on different platforms at all levels, and supports our organisations working at the frontline with local risk profiles, and the implementation of action and learning programmes. See the links in the menu on the right hand side to discover GNDR current main lines of work.


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Health and education services should be accessible to everyone, but in many countries the most marginalised people are missing out. We want to help tackle this problem by supporting local communities to carry out needs assessments and advocate for change.
The Role of CSOs in influencing coherence is a GIZ-funded projected aiming to strengthen coherence with regard to planning, implementing and reporting disaster risk management in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Agreement and other international agendas, such as Agenda 2030 and Habitat III. 
GNDR is one of the partners in a new five-year research and innovation project that aims to reduce disaster risk for the poorest people living in four major cities in Nepal, Ecuador, Kenya and Turkey.
Civil Society IMPACT DRR was a USAID/OFDA Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Regional funded project coordinated by the GNDR Secretariat and implemented by GNDR members in the LAC region. It aimed to build collaboration capacities among networks in the LAC region in order to enhance the ability of civil society organisations to contribute to the impact of the Sendai Framework for DRR at the community level.
Strengthening Collaboration Capacities for Resilience is a 3-year, GIZ-funded project which aims to enhance collaboration capabilities of civil society and cooperation with other stakeholders, as outlined in Objective 2 of GNDR’s 2016-2020 Strategy.
Institutionalising Sustainable Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) is an USAID/OFDA funded project coordinated by the GNDR Secretariat and implemented by GNDR members, aiming to ensure CBDRM is institutionalised by identifying the enabling political, financial and social environment required, building the capacity of actors to work together to put in place these building blocks, and increasing the political commitment for scaling out CBDRM.
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