Challenge Fund Project Overview - GNDR

May 2017

Targeted risk information is critical to enabling effective policies that reduce risk and make communities safer. Through its innovative Frontline program, the Global Network of Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) set out to collect local data on risk and resilience in 14 countries and create a global, open source database to allow stakeholders to access and analyze important risk information for effective policy making.

However, civil society organizations (CSOs) have had difficulty utilizing this local evidence base to identify priority issues for communities and support calls for action. In order to better facilitate CSO advocacy, an e-learning platform was designed to close the gap between the available evidence at the local level and the use of that evidence at national and subnational levels, in addition to other tools like videos, guides, and a capacity building workshop.