Who we are

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The Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI) crowds in resources, experience and expertise to deliver customized capacity development services in disaster risk reduction, including preparedness for emergency response, to countries at risk. 

Our story

Established in 2007, CADRI was set up as a mechanism aimed at responding to the need for a coordinated and coherent UN-wide effort to support Governments develop their capacities to prevent, manage and recover from the impacts of disasters, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030).

Our objective

CADRI Partner Agencies aim to strengthen existing capacity development initiatives and programmes at all levels and work in collaboration with existing UN and non-UN coordination mechanisms to ensure a better alignment of support in capacity development in disaster risk reduction offered to countries.

CADRI partners

CADRI brings together six United Nations organizations – FAO, OCHA, UNDP, UNICEF, WFP and WHO – and GFDRR, IFRC, UNESCO, UNITAR, UNOPS, WMO and IOM as observers to deliver coordinated and comprehensive support in capacity development for disaster risk reduction to countries at risk.

CADRI team

The operational team delivering capacity development support is composed of staff from CADRI Partner Agencies based in Geneva who work in close collaboration with Partner Agencies’ staff at regional and national levels. 

CADRI governance

The CADRI Programme oversight structure is composed of a Programme Board and a Programme Assurance Group.