Who we are

Men carrying water

The objective of the Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI) is to enable the UN and other members of the ISDR system to support Governments build and implement a coherent framework for developing national capacities for disaster risk reduction, including preparedness for emergency response.

How we help

CADRI helps UN and non-UN actors at national and at regional levels to leverage existing partnerships across the development and humanitarian spectrum aiming at achieving resilient development results.

Working to deliver as one

CADRI brings together six United Nations organizations – UNDP, OCHA, UNICEF, WFP, FAO and WHO – and IFRC and GFDRR as observers in a collaborative mission to ‘deliver as one’ on capacity development in disaster risk reduction.

What we do

CADRI Partner Agencies crowd in resources, experience and expertise to deliver customized capacity development services in disaster risk reduction, including preparedness for emergency response, to countries at risk.  

CADRI assistance

CADRI acts as an entry point to all issues related to capacity development in disaster risk reduction, responding to requests case by case. CADRI offers support and assistance across all spheres of capacity development in disaster risk reduction, including the cross-cutting issues of the Hyogo Framework for Action.

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Requesting CADRI assistance

CADRI support is prioritized to situations where technical capacity is not sufficient at the country or regional levels. Service provision by CADRI Partner Agencies is flexible and adaptable to each country and region. 

Country support

The CADRI service package available to countries is designed as a three stage approach. Service delivery is customized to the needs, priorities and specificity of the country. 

Knowledge products and tools

Knowledge creation and dissemination are key enablers of capacity development. CADRI Partner Agencies are developing tools, guidelines, methodologies, learning and training products, and providing timely access to these products for partners and beneficiaries.