Who We Are
Established in 2006, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) is a global partnership that helps low- and middle-income countries better understand and reduce their vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change.
Take a deep dive into some of our work at the cutting edge of resilience and disaster risk management.
What We Do
GFDRR helps bring resilience to scale in a range of thematic areas.
Climate and Disaster Risk Management for Health Systems
Healthcare systems are at the frontline of delivering critical care during emergencies.
Building Regulation for Resilience
Building Regulation for Resilience promotes activities to improve regulatory system for a safe, green, healthy and inclusive built environment. The services focus on building regulatory frameworks, enhancing capacity and promoting knowledge exchange.
The City Resilience Program (CRP) works to build resilient cities with the capacity to plan for and mitigate adverse impacts of disasters and climate change, thus enabling them to save lives, reduce losses, and unlock economic and social potential.
The Digital Earth Partnership aims to enhance the resilience of vulnerable countries and communities to climate change and natural hazard disasters through greater access to and adoption of frontier earth observation tools & services.
Disaster Risk Analytics
Accurate disaster risk analytics information is crucial to reducing the impacts of disasters and guiding climate adaptation investments.
Disaster Risk Management-Fragility, Conflict and Violence Nexus
The Disaster Risk Management (DRM) - Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCV) Nexus is an effort to support a systematic cross-fertilization and collaboration across disaster risk management, conflict prevention and peacebuilding communities to increase resilience to climate and disasters.
Emergency Preparedness and Response
The Emergency Preparedness and Response (EP&R) offers a framework for systemic assessment of existing regulatory, institutional and physical capacities.
Hydromet Services and Early Warning Systems
GFDRR works with developing countries to improve their ability to understand, predict, and warn their citizens of hydrological and meteorological (hydromet) hazards. We support governments in strengthening their hydromet monitoring, forecasting and early warning systems.
Inclusive Disaster Risk Management and Gender Equality
The impacts of disasters do not affect all people equally. Groups such as women, girls, persons with disabilities, ethnic and racial minorities, Indigenous Peoples, youth, and other marginalized communities are often disproportionately affected by shocks.
GFDRR is helping scale up the integration of nature-based solutions to climate challenges to help countries build resilience.
GFDRR supports efforts to predict which houses are at the highest risk of getting damaged by natural hazards, to identify which can be made safe before it is too late, and to connect them with government subsidies and private capital.
GFDRR supports the design of intervention strategies and investment plans to make schools safer and resilient at scale.
Understanding Risk is a global community of experts and practitioners with interest in the field of disaster risk identification, specifically risk assessment and risk communication.
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"With the technical assistance program supported by GFDRR, the integration of social inclusion and gender equality has been achieved through the incorporation of universal accessibility design and standards in both design and construction phases ... GFDRR has [also] helped to establish good practices to prevent and manage gender-based violence."
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