Who we are

Men carrying water

The Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI) is a global partnership of 20 United Nations (UN) agencies and non-UN organizations committed to leave no one behind and achieve the 2030 agenda by strengthening countries’ capacities to reduce disaster and climate risks.

Our objective

The CADRI Partnership Joint Programme 2018-2023 is guided by the UN policy guidance to foster coherent approaches among agencies working on Resilience, New Way of Working, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our partners

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

What we do

The United Nations (UN) agencies, working closely with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, have designed a unique partnership approach to deliver tailor-made capacity development services in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA). The CADRI Partnership provides countries with a mechanism to mobilize and pool expertise from within and outside the UN System to pursue integrated and coherent solutions to reduce disaster and climate risks and achieve the 2030 agenda and its commitment to leave no one behind.

CADRI services

By pooling UN System resources, knowledge and practices and leveraging each other’s comparative advantages, the CADRI Partnership enhances the effectiveness of the UN System to optimally use its assets and expertise in support of country needs and demands. The CADRI Partnership makes a direct contribution to UN System efforts to align its priorities and resources, integrate humanitarian and development interventions and improve inter-sectoral approaches across the SDGs.

CADRI services map

Where we work

CADRI is a demand-driven partnership. 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