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Proactivity and collaboration between local leaders and community members, particularly women, along with accountability and political and community buy-in: these were the factors identified by local leaders from across Asia as essential for effective community-based disaster risk management (CBDRM), when they met for a local leadership forum in Kathmandu, Nepal on 2 December.

Preparations for the 2019 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction have started!

GNDR’s flagship programme Views from the Frontline (VFL) is underway again! 

We currently have a number of exciting funding opportunities on our Community platform for our members.

The GNDR Finance and Audit Working Group – a subcommittee of the GNDR Board – met with GNDR Executive Director Bijay Kumar and Finance Manager Nick Roberts representing the GNDR Secretariat on September 19. 

Have you re-registered your organisation's membership for GNDR yet?! This is a necessary step in order to remain a GNDR member.

Lots has happened across the CBDRM project the last couple of months, with leadership forums, learning exchanges and roll out of the GNDR global Cookbook on Institutionalising Sustainable CBDRM. Here is a quick update.

The Global Board of GNDR and the Senior Management Team of the Secretariat met in Istanbul, Turkey for two days on 25th-26th October 2018, to discuss and decide face-to-face on important governance and strategic issues and to provide the Secretariat an opportunity to report on the status of our Strategy, finance, programme and membership.

GNDR members connected for an online session hosted by Oxfam Global Humanitarian Team’s DRR Lead Valentina Evangelisti on Thursday 29 November. 

It is necessary to move from managing disaster to managing disaster risk. Prevention of disaster must be the priority now and going forward. This was one of the main messages coming out of the European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction 2018, that was celebrated by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction on 21-23 November in Rome, Italy.

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