Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI)

The Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI) is a UN-led inter-agency partnership that helps countries address disaster and climate risks and achieve the 2030 Agenda through mobilizing multidisciplinary expertise across wide-ranging socio-economic sectors to provide integrated and sustainable solutions.

CADRI is composed of 20 partner organizations. CADRI’s executive partners (FAO, IOM, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF) guide the partnership’s strategy and contribute to its implementation at the country level. GNDR, IFRC, OCHA, UNESCO, UNITAR, UNOPS, WFP, WHO and WMO, as CADRI’s technical partners, provide specialized technical expertise to assist in delivering services. CADRI also benefits from the expertise of advisory partners, including the GFDRR. OCED, ODI, RedR Australia, UNDRR and UN Women.

Over the past decade, CADRI has deployed expert teams to more than 30 countries. For further information on where we work, visit our website.

CADRI’s pooled fund is managed by UNDP. Through the CADRI partnership, UNDP plays its integrator role to support the UN system collectively achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

CADRI Services

At the request of governments and UN Country Teams, and through its digital capacity diagnosis and planning tool, CADRI helps countries identify critical capacity gaps and develop clear capacity development interventions to address these. The digital tool covers various sectors, including agriculture and food security, nutrition, health, education, the environment, infrastructure, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and human mobility.

CADRI partners provide a wide range of services to countries:

  • Risk information systems support: CADRI helps countries build integrated and accessible multi-hazard risk information systems.
  • Risk-informed planning processes: CADRI supports governments in carrying out inclusive and multisectoral diagnosis, planning and prioritization processes to inform the development of capacity development plans and strategies for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.
  • Preparedness for response and recovery support: CADRI provides tailored capacity development services in preparedness for disaster response.
For further information, please contact the CADRI partnership secretariat:
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