Collaborating Organizations

UN – Organizations

OCHA United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Geneva, Switzerland

UNEP United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya

UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris, France

UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Bonn, Germany

UNHCR UN Refugee Agency, Geneva, Switzerland

UNIFEM United Nations Development Fund for women, New York, USA

UN-ISDR International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, Geneva, Switzerland

UNOOSA United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Vienna, Austria

UN-Spider United Nations Platform for Space-Based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response, Vienna, Austria

UNWTO United Nations World Tourism Organization, Madrid, Spain

WHO World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

WFP World Food Programme, Rome, Italy

WTO World Trade Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

OIE World Organization for Animal Health, Paris, France


International Institutions

ADB Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines

COE Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France

FAO Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, Italy

IADB Inter-American Development Bank, Washington D.C., USA

ICSU International Council for Science, Paris, France

IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development, Rome, Italy

IFRC International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Geneva, Switzerland

ILO International Labour Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

OECD Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, France

OSCE The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Vienna, Austria

The World Bank Washington D.C., USA


Swiss Federal Agencies

ETH Board Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland

FEDRO Federal Roads Office, Bern, Switzerland

FOCA Federal Office of Civil Aviation, Bern, Switzerland

FOCP Federal Office for Civil Protection, Bern, Switzerland

FOPH Federal Office of Public Health, Bern, Switzerland

MeteoSwiss Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology, Zurich, Switzerland

PLANAT Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards, Bern, Switzerland


Development and Cooperation Agencies

SDC Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Bern, Switzerland

SIDA Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Stockholm, Sweden

USAID US Agency for International Development, Washington D.C., USA


International Organizations

ACDM Asian Committee on Disaster Management, Bangkok, Thailand

ADRC Asian Disaster Reduction Centre, Kobe, Japan

AlpS Center for Natural Hazard Management, Innsbruck, Austria

CEDIM Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction, Karlsruhe, Germany

CIPRA Commission international pur la Protection des Alpes, Schaan, Liechtenstein

DARA Development Assistance Research Associates, Madrid, Spain

ECDC European Centre for Diseas Prevention, Stockholm, Sweden

Geneva Association Geneva, Switzerland

GDIN The Global Disaster Information Network, South Riding, Virginia, USA

GFMC Global Fire Monitoring Centre, Freiburg, Germany

GEOSS Global Earth Observation System of Systems, Geneva, Switzerland

IAEM International Association of Emergency Managers, Falls Church, Virginia, USA

ICIMOD International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, Nepal

ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability, Ontario, Canada

IGBP International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, Stockholm, Sweden

IHDP International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change, Bonn, Germany

INDM International Conference on Integrated Natural Disaster Management, Tehran, Iran

IRGC International Risk Governance Council, Geneva, Switzerland

ISCRAM International Community on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Managemet, Tilburg, Netherlands

IUAOAC International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA

IUCN World Conversation Union, Gland, Switzerland

IUPESM International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, Stuttgart, Germany

IYPE International Year of Planet Earth, Trondheim, Norway

NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Washington D.C., USA

OXFAM Oxford, UK

Planet Earth The International Year of Planet Earth, Trondheim, Norway

ProVention Consortium Geneva, Switzerland

SARAID Search and Rescue Assistance in Disaster, Bath, UK

Tearfund Zurich, Switzerland

WADEM World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Frankston, Australia

WBCSD World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Washington D.C., USA

WSPA World Society for the Protection of Animals, London, UK


National Organizations

ACAR Academia Raetica, Davos Switzerland

AF The Ashai Glass Foundation, Tokyo, Japan

CCEP Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness, Burlington, Canada

Committee on Science and Technology Initiatives on Natural Hazards, Mitigation and Management Ontario, Canada

DKKV German Committee for Disaster Reduction, Bonn, Germany

DMISA Disaster Management Institute of Southern Africa, Primrose, South Africa

FAN Fachleute Naturgefahren Schweiz, St. Gallen, Switzerland

NDMO Nevis Disaster Management Office, St. Michael, Barbados

NGO Committee of Mental Health New York, New York, USA

OGE Austrian Association for Eartquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics , Austria 

Pro Clim Forum for Climate and Global Change, Bern, Switzerland

Russian Risk Management Society Moscow, Russia

Science City Davos Davos, Switzerland

SGEB Swiss Society for Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Zurich, Switzerland

Sival Asiat Schweizerischer Verband der Ingenieur-AgronomInnen und der Lebensmittel-IngenieurInnen, Zolikofen, Switzerland

US Environment Protection Agency Washington D.C., USA

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA


Universities and Research Institutions

ACDS African Centre for Disaster Studies, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa

ACTS African Centre for Technology Studies, Nairobi, Kenya

ARC Austrian Research Centers, Vienna, Austria

BNU Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Centro de Investigacion de Riesgos Falcon Universtiy, Península de Paraguaná, Venezuela

CERG Center of Study and Management of Geological Risk, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

CRED Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, Brussels, Belgium

CUREE Consortium of Universities in Earthquake Engineering, Richmond, Canada

DiMTEC Disaster and Risk Management Training and Education for Africa, Bloemfontein, South Africa

DPRI Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto, Japan

ESC European Seismological Commission, Madrid, Spain

ESTSS European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Utrecht, Netherlands

EWI East-West Institute, Brussels, Belgium

European Commission Research, Brussels, Belgium

GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

HIT Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

IIASA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria

IICSS International Institute for Crisis and Security Studies, University Florence, Florence, Italy

IUSS International Union of Soil Sciences, Wageningen, Netherlands

Jebsen Center for Counter Terrorism Studies, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, USA

JRC Joint Research Centre European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

MRI Mountain Research Initiative, Bern, Switzerland

NGI Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo, Norway

UNU-EHS United Nations University, Bonn, Germany