Your role in the network




Face to Face (F2F) meetings – for members of a global network like us – are a precious, but rare opportunity. While it is easier to meet on a regular basis at the regional and national level, the only way to communicate globally in between our Face to Face meetings is online. We share and network online over our online discussion forum, which is only open to network members. 


Much of our sharing and networking takes place in our online discussion forum. The forum is restricted to network members, who are subscribed to the Disaster Risk Reduction Network discussion platform. If you have already subscribed, you can access our main forum with the following link:

If you are a network member and have not yet received access to the discussion forum or you need support in order to access it, please contact the Focal Point.



1. Share your experience and tap into the experience of others

Do you want to influence the thematic outcome and results of a DRR Working Group, a network discussion, a network decision or a product?

  • Give your inputs to a network online discussion proposed by a fellow networker! Your experience matters!

Do you need help from your network colleagues in a challenge related to disaster risk reduction?

  • Send your questions to the DRR Network Focal Point

  • Encourage others to share their experience with the network

2. Promote awareness and action

Within the DRR Network

  • Become knowledgeable about the risk of disasters in the regions where your entity is working

  • Get an overview of the new planning foreseen in your division (SDC) or organisation (partners)! Are there new strategies, programmes or projects in the pipeline? Are there phases to be renewed?

  • Motivate your colleagues and the head of your entity to look at SDC’s/your organisation’s work with a DRR lens!

  • Keep your eyes and ears wide open to what your colleagues in other networks do! Sometimes one multidisciplinary discussion held jointly might enhance development cooperation further than three discussions that cover the topic only from one angle!

  • Decide to do a Rapid Risk and Impact Climate Change, Environment and DRR Screening and facilitate the process (Module 1 CEDRIG)

  • If the results of the screening prove necessary, convince your entity to conduct a detailed risk and impact assessment! (Module 2-3 CEDRIG) 

Beyond the DRR Network

  • Share and produce sensitization material – texts, presentation, files & media – in order to have it broadcasted or published!

  • Hold presentations for different target audiences or participate in podium discussions in the country where your work – get visible!

  • Participate in a discussion on the best way to involve our partner institutions in research, implementation and policy dialogue in our network and use their practice, experience and knowledge to improve our work.

3. Share Information

A major strength of the network is the diverse experience and exposure of its members to various dialogues and resources. How can you help to take advantage of this?

  • Track relevant activities, needs, perceptions and ideas of your colleagues and share them within the Network!

  • Develop a reflex to share information on planned climate relevant programmes and activities!

  • Share information of visits from staff based in other countries with the Network!

  • Contribute to our DRR Network Newsletter with 2-4 sentences and relevant links to DRR relevant programs and activities in your part of the world! 

  • Share existing key material (briefings, program descriptions, success-stories, experience capitalization documents and other media) on DRR activities in the region. Help us to produce new, updated & convincing products to improve the work of SDC and its partners!

  • Review key material or give feedback!

  • Feed our Shareweb with regional data on disaster risks – be it technical or institutional!