Where we work


Worldwide, achievements in terms of poverty reduction, combating illnesses and improving access to health care, education and services are fragile and being undermined by new and emerging threats. Missing capacities to understand and manage systemic risks is jeopardising the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030). Disasters wipe out many years of development achievements and reduce the development opportunities of countries.

In its third phase, GIDRM aims at strengthening risk-informed development (RID) in Southern Africa (Botswana and Lesotho), Western and Southern Asia (Georgia and India), and Latin America and the Caribbean (Colombia). In these regions, GIDRM cooperates with three regional organisations—the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) and the Latin American Network of National Public Investment Systems (Red SNIP)—and other partner institutions to pool knowledge on risk-informed development.

Introduction In Western and Southern Asia, GIDRM focuses on critical infrastructure resilience. Critical infrastructures…
Introduction Southern Africa is vulnerable to a range of complex and systematic risks. Exacerbated by the climate emergency…
Introduction While the pandemic is leading to major socio-economic repercussions worldwide, the impact of COVID-19 crisis…