The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) joined the CADRI Partnership in 2012. UNICEF contributes to the CADRI Pooled Fund and deploys specialized expertise in response to country demand for CADRI services in the education, WASH and nutrition sectors.

UNICEF works in the world’s toughest places to reach the most disadvantaged children and adolescents – and to protect the rights of every child, everywhere. UNICEF does whatever it takes to help children survive, thrive and fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. UNICEF’s work on disaster and climate resilience is guided by the Sendai Framework for DRRthe Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNICEF is a member of the Children in a changing climate coalition to advocate for and promote the rights of children in climate change and disaster risk reduction policy and practice.

As one of CADRI’s Executive Partners, UNICEF makes annual contributions to the CADRI Pooled Fund to support the CADRI Secretariat functions at global and regional level. UNICEF led the development of the CADRI Capacity Diagnosis and Planning modules for the education, WASH and nutrition sectors.

UNICEF deploys specialized expertise in response to country demand for CADRI Partnership services in the areas of disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, emergency response and resilience in the education, WASH and nutrition sectors, more specifically in:

  • Identify potential disaster and climate risks and channel help towards the most vulnerable people, especially children, before a disaster strikes.   
  • Child-centered disaster risk reduction to prevent or mitigate humanitarian emergencies by reducing the impact of natural hazards.
  • Equipping communities, including their children, with the knowledge they need to stop a natural hazard from escalating into an emergency.
  • Protecting water and sanitation infrastructure and service delivery for communities
  • Ensuring that schools are built in safe locations, and that teachers and students are prepared to respond to disasters, and that disaster risk reduction is included in the schools’ curriculum.

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