DRR Community

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) plays a pivotal role in fostering a strong, collaborative relationship with the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) community.

As the global authority on disaster risk reduction, UNDRR leads efforts to build resilient communities by facilitating knowledge exchange, promoting best practices, and advocating for sustainable, risk-informed development policies. Through its partnerships, UNDRR ensures that diverse voices within the DRR community, including governments, NGOs, academic institutions, and the private sector, are heard and integrated into the global discourse on DRR.

UNDRR’s relationship with the DRR community is characterized by its commitment to inclusivity and innovation. By organizing international conferences, workshops, and forums, UNDRR provides platforms for stakeholders to share their experiences, challenges, and successes in disaster risk reduction. These interactions help to create a robust network of practitioners dedicated to reducing disaster risks and enhancing resilience. Additionally, UNDRR supports capacity-building initiatives that empower local communities and organizations to implement effective DRR strategies. This collaborative approach not only strengthens the global DRR framework but also ensures that the insights and expertise of the DRR community are continuously leveraged to mitigate the impacts of disasters worldwide.

UNDRR Online platforms for the DRR community

Through its unique community platform, UNDRR ensures that knowledge, data and evidence is provided equitably to all. Launched in 2007, PreventionWeb is the world’s only global knowledge platform on disaster risk and resilience. PreventionWeb helps the global community understand disaster risk and build resilience to disasters, by providing cutting-edge, ground-truthed information from respected individuals, communities, and organizations that provide their experience and knowledge to address the world’s most pressing issues.
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International Recovery Platform (IRP)
IRP is a global partnership working to strengthen knowledge, and share experiences and lessons on building back better in recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction. It is a joint initiative of United Nations organizations, international financial institutions, national and local governments, and non-governmental organizations engaged in disaster recovery, and seeking to transform disasters into opportunities for sustainable development.


Words into Action
WiA are a series of guidelines, based on global expertise, communities of practice, and networks of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) practitioners.

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