Who we are

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The Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI) is a global partnership of 19 UN and non-UN organizations committed to leave no one behind and achieve the 2030 agenda by strengthening countries’ capacities to reduce disaster and climate risks. The CADRI Partnership draws upon the diversity of expertise of its members to offer a unique combination of knowledge, experience and resources to help countries build their capacities in risk-informed development and humanitarian planning.

Our objective

The objective of the CADRI Partnership is to support the identification of critical capacity gaps at country level in view of prevailing risks and the articulation of coherent UN and other stakeholder’s interventions to address those capacity gaps.

Our partners

CADRI brings together 19 UN and non-UN organizations – FAO, UNDP, UNFPA,UNICEF, WFP, and WHO as Executive Partners, and GNDR, IFRC, IOM, OCHA, UNESCO, UNOPS, WMO as technical partners, as well as GFDRR, OECD, ODI, RedR Australia, UNESCO and UNDRR as advisory partners.

What we do

Drawing upon the diversity of expertise of its members, the CADRI Partnership offers a unique combination of knowledge, experience and resources to support countries implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

CADRI services

By pooling UN System resources, knowledge and practices and leveraging each other’s comparative advantages, the CADRI Partnership enhances the effectiveness of the UN System to optimally use its assets and expertise in support of country needs and demands. The CADRI Partnership makes a direct contribution to UN System efforts to align its priorities and resources, integrate humanitarian and development interventions and improve inter-sectoral approaches across the SDGs.

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Where we work

CADRI is a demand-driven partnership. Over the past six years, the CADRI partners achieved the following results:

  • 28 DRR capacity assessments facilitated through inclusive country led processes
  • 19 National Multi Sectoral Plans of Action for Disaster Risk Reduction developed
  • 2000+ professionals from governments, UN, NGOs, Red Cross/Crescent societies trained
  • Support to institutional, legal and policy reform in 10 countries