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To increase the impact and efficiency of their individual agency capacity development interventions in risk reduction, the UN System agencies, working closely with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and several non-UN partners, such as OECD, have designed a unique partnership approach to deliver tailor-made capacity development services to countries.

The CADRI Partnership was established in 2007 with the dual objective to facilitate a multi-sectoral approach to disaster risk reduction that is inclusive, nationally owned and sustained; and support the UN System to implement a more coherent approach to capacity development in DRR across the humanitarian and development realms. Over the past decade, as the successor of the UN Disaster Management Training Programme (UNDMTP), the CADRI Partnership has evolved from a training programme to a flexible capacity development facility.

Throughout the years, the CADRI Partnership expanded its membership and consolidated its offer of services to countries. Founded by three UN organizations – OCHA, UNDP and UNISDR – CADRI saw its membership expand during its second implementation phase starting in 2014, with six executive partners – FAO, OCHA, UNDP, UNICEF, WFP and WHO – joining. The number of partners increased up to 16 in 2018. 

In the post 2015 context, addressing climate and disaster risks in a coherent manner across the SDGs calls for a whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach. Capitalizing on the complementarity of specialized agencies’ expertise across various social, economic and environmental sectors, the UN System can demonstrate its value-added supports in responding to country demand for integrated and coherent solutions.  

The Secretary General’s UN development system reform agenda, with prevention as a cross-pillar priority, gave a new impetus to the CADRI Partners to design a more ambitious joint offer of services for 2018-2023, further integrate their capacities in policy advice, data collection and analysis and expand the offer of “whole-of-system” expertise to countries that are most vulnerable to the impact of climate change and disasters. 

The UN System 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 and climate change adaptation to countries. 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 to achieve the 2030 agenda and its commitment to leave no one behins.

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

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