2020-25 Strategy

Local Leadership for Global Impact

Member organisations


A member-led network

GNDR is the largest international network of civil society organisations working to strengthen resilience and reduce risk in communities. 

We connect frontline civil society organisations with national and international policymaking institutions and governments. We influence policies and practices by amplifying the voices of people most at risk.

This member-led global network strategy will guide our collective work for the next five years.



What Covid-19 tells us about risk – and how we reduce it

By Bijay Kumar, Executive Director

Covid-19 will challenge our ability to come together to prevent disasters – and that’s a concern for everyone, not just DRR practitioners.

Our Vision

A world in which everyone works together to strengthen the resilience of people most at risk and prevent hazards from becoming disasters

Goal 1

Strengthen the collaboration, solidarity and mobilisation of civil society organisations


Goal 2

Champion a localisation movement

Goal 3

Strive for risk-informed development

Become a member

Join our global movement to strengthen the resilience of people most at risk. 

Risk Drivers

Six interconnected drivers of risk we will focus on

Theory of Change

How we will achieve our vision and three interlinked goals


Ten activities that will take us towards our goals


Six interconnected roles that our network plays


Seven guiding principles at the heart of our network

Strategy Process

How the network came together to create a member-led strategy

Download the full strategy

The full GNDR strategy document is available in PDF format in four languages.

Find out more about the work of our global network by visiting our main website.

Our supporters

This site was made possible due to the generous contributions from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Swedish International Development Cooperation.