Experts and contacts

Below is a list of international and national organizations working on DRR issues. They can all offer experts who can help you in your work.

NGOS and other international organizations

Action Aid International

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC)

Care International

Christian Aid

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)


Tear Fund

World Bank (Hazard Risk Management)

World Economic Forum


Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Secretariat

African Development Bank (AfDB)

African Union Commission (AU)

Drought Monitoring Centre for the Greater Horn of Africa

Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAD)

Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)

Asia and the Pacific

Aga Khan Development Network

All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI)

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN)

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Bangladesh Disaster Preparedness Centre (BDPC)

National Disaster Management Authority, Pakistan (NDMA)

National Society for Earthquake Technology, Nepal (NSET)

Pacific Disaster Center (Hawaii, USA)

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

South Pacific Applied Geosciences Commission (SOPAC)


CIS Interstate Council

Council of Europe (CoE)

Economic Cooperation Organization

European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO)

European Commission- Joint Research Centre (EC/JRC)

The Americas

Association of Caribbean States (ACS)

Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management (CDEMA)

Centro de Coordinacion para la Prevencion de los Desastres Naturales en AmÈrica Central (CEPREDENAC)

Comité Andino para la Prevención y Atención de Desastres (CAPRADE)

Comunidad Andina de Naciones (CAN)

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Organization of American States-Inter-American Committee on Natural Disaster Reduction (OAS-IACNDR)

Other international expert organizations

Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative (EMI)

Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)

Group on Earth Observations (GEO)

International Consortium on Landslides (ICL)

International Council for Science (ICSU)

United Nations

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

International Civil Defence Organisation (ICDO)

International Labour Organization (ILO)

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)


United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

United Nations Regional Economic Commissions for Africa (ECA)

United Nations Regional Economic and Social Commissions for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

United Nations University (UNU)

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

World Food Programme (WFP)

World Health Organization (WHO)

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

You can find the right media contacts for each of the organisations mentioned above clicking on their website and looking for media contacts.