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The Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI) is a global partnership composed of 15 UN and non-UN organizations that works towards strengthening countries’ capacities to prevent, manage and recover from the impact of disasters. The CADRI Partnership draws upon the diversity of expertise of its members to offers a unique combination of knowledge, experience and resources to support countries implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The CADRI Partnership was established in 2007 with a view to increase the capacity of the UN System to support countries to implement the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005-2015). Since its creation, it has significantly evolved from a training programme to a broad capacity development facility geared towards supporting countries development of a coherent framework to prevent, manage and recover from the impact of disasters in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030).

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

To learn more about where CADRI Partner Agencies deliver joint support in capacity development, please go to Where We Work.


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CADRI Bulletin 2017

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