Delivery modalities



The country demand process

CADRI services are demand driven. The CADRI Partnership works through the UN Resident Coordinator System. Interested governments can call upon the UN Country/ Humanitarian Team to access a package of capacity development services. The UN Country / Humanitarian Team forwards the request to the CADRI regional coordination mechanism. The scope of CADRI Partnership services is determined by the government together with the UNCT/HCT during a scoping mission. This will in turn shape the composition of the CADRI team and the range of sector expertise that will be mobilized.

The CADRI Partnership implements a communication strategy to socialize the offer of CADRI services with the view to create country demand. This is done through organizing CADRI featured events during regional and global conferences and disseminating communications and knowledge management products.

Country demands are prioritized based on a mix of four criteria: 

  • Risk exposure and vulnerability; INFORM country risk index in 190 countries, Joint risk analysis extracted from the UN CCA and UNDAF)
  • Governance context; Relative political stability, Not currently facing high scale conflict 
  • Government readiness; Government request for CADRI services, Existing or planned resource allocation for DRR and/or CCA 
  • UNCT readiness; UNDAF prioritizing DRR and/or CCA, Existing or planned resource allocation for DRR and/or CCA

The CADRI Partnership will use a variety of delivery modalities: direct support through the mobilization of CADRI members’ expertise (from the country, regional, global levels), delivery of specialized training, referral to access funding and technical assistance, country-to-country, triangular or sub-regional cooperation, or a combination thereof.

Mobilization and deployment of CADRI members’ expertise 

The CADRI Partnership pools UN and IFRC System resources, knowledge and expertise, leveraging each other’s comparative advantages, to provide integrated technical advice and solutions to respond to country demands in DRR and CCA. 

In every region, the CADRI Partnership has established a regional mechanism that can leverage a network of CADRI agencies’ experts in risk reduction in various socio-economic and environmental sectors. Deployment of expertise is self-financed by the participating agencies. On a case by case basis, CADRI support can be cost-shared by client countries / UNCTs. 

  • In West and Central Africa, the CADRI Partnership mechanism is imbedded in the Emergency Response and Preparedness (ERP) working group convened by OCHA that includes multilateral and bilateral partners and NGOs. 
  • In Southern and Eastern Africa, the CADRI Partnership mechanism is imbedded in the Regional Inter-Agency Standing Committee (RIASCO) with FAO and IOM acting as facilitators. 
  • In the Middle East and North Africa, the CADRI Partnership coordination mechanism is imbedded in the DRR and Resilience working group convened by UNISDR. 
  • In Latin America and the Caribbean, the CADRI Partnership coordination mechanism is imbedded in the UNDG working group on resilience co-chaired by UNISDR and UNDP. 
  • In Asia Pacific, facilitation support for the CADRI mechanism is being sought in the Technical Working Group for Disaster Risk Management co-chaired by UNDP, UNESCAP and UNISDR.


Additionally, the CADRI Partnership has a standing agreement with UNDAC to deploy expertise in emergency preparedness and response.

Below are the regional CADRI host agencies technical focal points:

  • Eastern Africa, Maryline Py (UNFPA)
  • Western and Central Africa, Philippe Branchat (IOM)
  • Southern Africa, Sina Luchen (FAO) and Bogdan Danila (IOM)
  • Asia Pacific, Iria Touzon Calle (UNDRR)
  • ECIS, Bob McCarthy (UNICEF) and Armen Grigoryan (UNDP)
  • Latin America and the Caribbean, Jacinda Fairholm (UNDP)
  • Middle East and North Africa, Ayman Omer (FAO)

Specilized trainingThe CADRI partners have jointly developed assessment and planning tools and modules in 10 sectors including agriculture and food security, environment, nutrition, health, WASH, education, infrastructure, cultural heritage, human mobility and climate services. New modules will be developed in support of DRR and CCA integration. Additionally, in response to country demand, the CADRI Partnership can consider developing new sector tools building on the combined expertise of its member agencies (for instance social protection; protection; water; ICT); or a consolidated package of existing sector tools for risk assessment; cost benefit analysis; mainstreaming. Cross-cutting themes such as gender equality and conflict-sensitivity will be further integrated into all existing and new sectoral and specialized modules. The development of training packages / modules will be done by CADRI Partner agencies in close collaboration with UNISDR, UNFCCC and UN CC Learn, UNITAR and academia.

Referral to access funding and technical assistance

The CADRI Partnership will support countries and UNCTs to access funding and technical assistance within and outside the UN System to strengthen capacities and address specific capacity gaps. A specific training module will be developed on access to financing in the DRR and CCA financing landscape.

South-South / Triangular Cooperation

The peer-to-peer and country-to-country experience-sharing component of the CADRI Partnership will be expanded as a delivery modality. Whenever possible, the CADRI Partnership will promote South-South cooperation as a strategy to capitalize on low/middle income countries expertise and experience to deliver more impactful capacity development services. The CADRI Partnership can use its network and knowledge to link supply to demands by playing a match maker and broker role to help countries or organizations facing specific problems to connect to other countries that have dealt with similar challenges.Various modalities are being envisaged, some of them more resource intensive than others. They include: establishing a roster of Member States experts trained on the CADRI methodology (building on the UNDAC roster and deployment mechanism); establishing a group of certified trainers in each region who can support the delivery of the CADRI sectoral and specialized training modules; and / or implementing a coaching and mentoring programme between countries to provide targeted technical assistance (e.g. adapting mainstreaming tools at local level, developing a vulnerability index, climate responsive budgeting, Tsunami early warning systems, hurricane-proof housing, or mangrove conservation/restoration). Such modalities will follow the same principles: demand-driven, clearly defined objectives long term, lasting connection; and contextualized. 

Private sector engagement

Engagement with private sector will be pursued in two ways: at country level, private sector entities will systematically be consulted and included in the nationally-led processes to design national, sectoral and local/urban strategies and recovery plans; at global and regional levels, the CADRI coordination mechanisms will seek partnership arrangements for deployment of expertise from private sector entities on topics such as risk transfer, financing, insurance, etc.


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