Our impact

Around the world we’re listening to local communities, strengthening local leadership, making displacement safer and advocating for risk-informed development.

Recent achievements
  • Our local-level research is informing decision-makers of what makes community-based disaster risk management sustainable and institutionalised.
  • Through our flagship Views from the Frontline  project we’re working with 750 communities in 50 countries to reduce the risk of disasters.
  • We’ve increased understanding across the world about how frameworks for disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and sustainable development can be integrated.
Current projects
  • Our on-going advocacy work, led by member organisations, is influencing policies and practices at the local, national and global level.
  • We’re working with people displaced by conflict to find locally-led, innovative solutions to reducing risk in urban areas.
  • We’re establishing a women leaders mentorship programme that will enable women to share experiences and learn about gender inequality as a driver of disaster risk.

Our key advocacy messages

We advocate for risk-informed development and localisation. And we give local and national member organisations a voice in policy processes at both regional and global levels.


Views from the Frontline global report

Our latest report draws out nine key conclusions for why people are still losing their lives and livelihoods to disasters – as reported by the people who live in the places that are most at risk.

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Impact stories and videos

Read stories from communities most at risk of disasters – and the members around the world who are working with them to build local resilience.


Member organisations




Regional representatives

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All of our projects and advocacy initiatives are implemented by member organisations in each country. Register your organisation and be part of our global network working together to prevent hazards from becoming disasters.

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