About the Partners

UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN ISDR)

The secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) was established in 1999 by the UN General Assembly to facilitate the implementation of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction and „to serve as the focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of disaster reduction and to ensure synergies among the disaster reduction activities of the United Nations system and regional organizations and activities in socio-economic and humanitarian fields“. With the adoption of the Hyogo Framework for Action by the UN General Assembly in 2005, UNISDR was tasked with supporting its implementation. UNISDR also coordinates the organisation of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Munich Re Foundation

The Munich Re Foundation is an independent, non-profit organisation founded by Munich Re in 2000. People are ultimately at the core of what the foundation’s work is all about. The foundation’s task is to prepare people for the risks they are exposed to and to minimise these risks wherever possible. It clarifies issues and provides support, also in developing countries. In dialogue with partners worldwide, Munich Re Foundation stimulates ideas and creates perspectives.

Global Risk Forum GRF Davos

The foundation GRF Davos aims to bridge the gaps between science, administration, the private sector, the practice and the public regarding risk reduction, disaster management, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. GRF Davos is the organiser of the International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC). IDRC is a global gathering of experts for risk reduction, disaster management and climate change adaptation, and held as a biannual conference in Davos, Switzerland.