Our values

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We believe that reducing disaster and climate risks calls for a holistic approach to working across sectors and levels.

We promote a new way of working between the humanitarian and development actors by integrating data collection and analysis and building consensus around collective outcomes.

We facilitate an inclusive multi-stakeholder engagement process ensuring that plans and strategies are responsive to the needs and demands of the most vulnerable.

We complement existing in-country expertise in government institutions, UN agencies and other partners.

We offer capacity development services that are flexible and adaptable to various country contexts promoting risk-informed development planning and humanitarian action.

Central idea value 1: CADRI brings together agencies representing various sectors with multi-sectoral expertise in support of increased multi-stakeholder engagement to build country risk information management systems that are multi-hazard, integrated (DRR/ CCA) and accessible to users at all levels multi-sectoral.

Central idea value 2: CADRI is aligned with the New Way of Working (NWOW) conceptualized at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 which can be described, in short, as working over multiple years, based on the comparative advantage of humanitarian and development actors, including those outside the UN system, towards collective outcomes to reduce needs, risk, and vulnerability.

Central idea value 3: CADRI supports the establishment of inclusive governance mechanism including a multi-stakeholders coordination mechanism involving various sectoral ministerial portfolios, the national science and technology communities, the private sector and civil society.

Central idea value 4: CADRI facilitates capacity assessment, planning and prioritization to strengthen government systems in readiness and preparedness for response and recovery that complement, reinforce, consolidate and integrate existing UNCT/ HCT preparedness capacity development processes (for instance, ERP, PDNA, ENSO SOPs, etc.) in the context of rapid and slow onset disasters. CADRI’s principles of government leadership, inclusiveness and participation instilled an approach to risk reduction as “everybody’s business” and local ownership of processes.

Central idea value 5: The CADRI Partnership has evolved from a training programme to a flexible and adaptable capacity development facility, including tailor-made approach in service delivery, engaging in thematic areas beyond DRR, with a menu of services from which government can select based on their needs, both for humanitarian and development contexts.

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CADRI Bulletin 2017

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