“The Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) is the largest international network of organisations committed to working together to improve the lives of people affected by disasters world-wide.”

More than just a network

GNDR was launched in 2007 in the belief that civil society will have a greater impact in strengthening the resilience of vulnerable people by working together. Responding to the underlying concern of civil society organisations that the Hyogo Framework for Action on Disaster Risk Reduction does not translate into effective implementation and change at the frontline – where communities vulnerable to disasters live and work – GNDR focuses on how to strengthen resilience at the community level.

Since then, our network has moved from strength to strength. The constant growth in members has extended our geographical presence and gained us international recognition and support. Reducing disaster risks must start with understanding the reality of people most affected. Views from the Frontline, GNDR ́s flagship programme, has set a bench-mark with more than 85,000 personal views recorded to date on the most critical local challenges to strengthening community resilience.