GNDR has joined the Risk-Informed Early Action Partnership (REAP), a global initiative to protect one billion people at-risk from extreme weather and climate-related disasters like floods, heatwaves and typhoons.
Launched at the UN Climate Summit in New York on 23 September 2019, the partnership brings together 15 countries and 19 agencies including humanitarian, development and climate change organisations.
The group aims to expand early action financing and improve early warning systems in developing countries.
As part of the Partnership, GNDR will work with national governments to involve civil society, local authorities and people at-risk in the planning and delivery of disaster risk reduction (DRR) policies and early warning systems.
Bijay Kumar, GNDR Executive Director said:
“Risk-informed thinking and decision-making should be the norm. People who are at-risk must have the power to make decisions and take actions that reduce the risk they face. This requires the transfer of resources to the local level; an enabling institutional environment; and the participation of communities in identifying threats and making action plans.”