Who we are

The Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI) is a global partnership composed of 20 organizations working towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by providing countries with capacity development services to help them reduce climate and disaster risk.

We provide countries with a mechanism to mobilize and pool expertise from within and outside our constituency to complement in-country expertise in and beyond the United Nations System. We do this by bringing together FAO, IOM, UNDP, UNICEF and UNFPA (executive partners), GNDR, IFRC, OCHA, UNESCO, UNOPS, WFP, WHO, WMO (technical partners) and GFDRR, OECD, ODI, RedR Australia, UNDRR, UN WOMEN (advisory partners).

What we do

We provide countries with a mechanism to mobilize multi-disciplinary expertise in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation across a wide range of socio-economic sectors to strengthen risk information systems, prioritize risk reduction in national and local plans, and enhance preparedness systems.


How we work

Upon request from the government through the UN Resident or Humanitarian Coordinator, we deploy interagency teams to countries to provide tailor-made capacity development services. Our capacity development services can be mobilized to build a momentum for reform and lay the foundation for coherent programming among the government, the UN System, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and other in-country national and international partners.

Where we work

Our business model is demand-driven. Over the past decade, we provided capacity development services to 30 countries. Learn more about our country work here.