The German Federal Government set up the Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management (GIDRM) under the responsibility of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). GIDRM promotes networks that bring together German and international stakeholders from government, the private sector, academia and civil society. Its objective is to develop customised solutions to specific challenges in disaster risk management and to meet global demand by devising high-quality, innovative and sustainable approaches.

GIDRM focuses on strengthening civil protection and disaster risk management, protecting critical infrastructure, safeguarding economic cycles, and developing, upgrading and expanding early warning systems. The Initiative thereby helps to implement the international Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and regional action plans. It develops demand-oriented products and systems to ensure more efficient disaster risk management.


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