Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have a critical role in ensuring the Post-2015 DRR Framework has an impact at the local level. We outline this role in our Civil Society Implementation Plan [see below to download in EN | FR | ES] and discuss specific activities that CSOs and other actor can collaborate on.
The Post-2015 DRR Framework asks for different groups to define their own roles in achieving the framework's outcomes. CSOs are unique. They benefit from strong relationships with communities; relationships with international, regional and national policymakers; positioning at the local level as well as global reach; human resources; and knowledge and experience from the field. These particular added values mean that our members identify six core roles for CSOs: Implementer, Capacity Builder, Knowledge Broker, Connector, Monitor and Advocate.
We put these roles in the context of implementing the Post-2015 DRR framework, listing some specific activities that CSOs can do under each of the four priorities of the new Framework. However, civil society cannot do these things alone. These actions require partnerships and collaboration between different groups and across levels, whether that be sectoral, global, national and local. Only when working together can we ensure the Post-2015 DRR Framework has an impact at the frontline.
How can I participate?
- Sit down and identify activities you and governments can partner on, including the actions outlined in this implementation plan.
- Share planned and ongoing activities that are creating local level impact and learn from what's going on in other parts of the world.
- Civil Society Implementation Plan brochure English [Reality Check - Impact at the Frontline_EN.pdf3.45 MB]
- Plan de Implementación para la Sociedad Civil brochure Español [Reality_Check_-_Impact_at_the_Frontline_ES.pdf3.45 MB]
- Plan de mise en oeuvre pour la société civile brochure Français [Reality_Check_-_Impact_at_the_Frontline_FR.pdf3.47 MB]