Who we are

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

Our story

To increase the impact and efficiency of their individual agency capacity development interventions in risk reduction, the UN System agencies, working closely with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and several non-UN partners, such as OECD, have designed a unique partnership approach to deliver tailor-made capacity development services to countries.

Our values

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.

CADRI partners

We bring together 20 UN and non-UN organizations – FAO, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and IOM as executive partners, and GNDR, IFRC, OCHA, UNESCO, UNOPS, WFP, WHO, WMO as technical partners, as well as GFDRR, OECD, ODI, RedR Australia, UNESCO, UNDRR, UN WOMEN as advisory partners.