GNDR is a member-led global network of civil society organisations for disaster reduction. We have more than 1,500 members across 129 countries. Our vision is a world in which everyone works together to strengthen the resilience of people most at risk and prevent hazards from becoming disasters.
GNDR is currently implementing the BMZ funded programme Local leadership for Global Impact (LLGI). The aim of the project is for communities to be more resilient to complex disasters.
In the midst of a pandemic and when multiple national and international frameworks were grappling with how to address risks that were increasing in frequency, intensity and becoming more complex, GNDR – in partnership with Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe – launched an ambitious programme to address the lack of local actors in key decision making spaces. Since then, over 800 civil society organisations from over 50 countries have been actively engaged in research, action and advocacy to see those living on the front line of risk lead planning decisions to reduce disaster risk. Its implementation has been seen in Asia, the Pacific, Africa, West Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.
LLGI has championed calls to action on risk-informed development, addressing the climate crisis and scaling up locally led anticipatory action, and aimed to address three specific problem areas:
- Ensuring all development considered the underlying drivers of risk by ensuring local data informed holistic development actions
- Effectively reducing disaster risk in the context of unknown climate change by ensuring climate projections are used by local actors to plan for future disasters
- Ensuring longer-term resilience is built whilst responding to emergencies through approaches contributing to community resilience are applied in local government contingency planning