Our story

India photo

The Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI) is a global partnership of 19 UN 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. The CADRI Partnership draws upon the diversity of expertise of its members to offer a unique combination of knowledge, experience and resources to help countries build their capacities in risk-informed development and humanitarian planning.

The CADRI Partnership was established in 2007 with a view to increase the capacity of the UN System to support countries to implement the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005-2015). Since its creation, it has significantly evolved from a training programme to a broad capacity development facility geared towards supporting countries development of a coherent framework to prevent, manage and recover from the impact of disasters in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030).

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

To learn more about where CADRI Partner Agencies deliver joint support in capacity development, please go to Where We Work.

CADRI Flyer

Download the English version

Télécharger la version française

CADRI Video

View the English version

CADRI Bulletin 2017

Download the English version