Civil Society Implementation Plan

GNDR has developed a civil society implementation plan with particular actions that CSOs can undertake. 


Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have a critical role in ensuring the Post-2015 DRR Framework has an impact at the local level. We outline this role in our Civil Society Implementation Plan [see below to download in EN | FR | ES] and discuss specific activities that CSOs and other actor can collaborate on.

The Post-2015 DRR Framework asks for different groups to define their own roles in achieving the framework's outcomes. CSOs are unique. They benefit from strong relationships with communities; relationships with international, regional and national policymakers; positioning at the local level as well as global reach; human resources; and knowledge and experience from the field. These particular added values mean that our members identify six core roles for CSOs: Implementer, Capacity Builder, Knowledge Broker, Connector, Monitor and Advocate.

We put these roles in the context of implementing the Post-2015 DRR framework, listing some specific activities that CSOs can do under each of the four priorities of the new Framework. However, civil society cannot do these things alone. These actions require partnerships and collaboration between different groups and across levels, whether that be sectoral, global, national and local. Only when working together can we ensure the Post-2015 DRR Framework has an impact at the frontline.

How can I participate?

  • Sit down and identify activities you and governments can partner on, including the actions outlined in this implementation plan.
  • Share planned and ongoing activities that are creating local level impact and learn from what's going on in other parts of the world.
  • Join GNDR's Regional Dialogues on Implementation of the Post-2015 DRR Framework at the WCDRR. The purpose of the Regional Dialogues is to bring together different groups that will be involved in the implementation of the new DRR Framework and initiate a dialogue around working together in the future. If you are attending the WCDRR in March and are interested in attending one of these discussions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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