In their elevated houses in rural Bangladesh, the population is protected from major flood events.
© CARITAS Switzerland


Participatory risk assessment for a DRR-Action plan with a community based organization in Bangladesh
© HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation


Simulation drill for community volunteers for rescue and assistance in river crossing in Nepal
© Swiss Red Cross
Survival Yards in Burkina Faso provide livelihoods for persons with disabilities and nutrition for the community in times of severe drought
Farmers in Senegal are planting live fences to protect their fields against erosion
Cash-for-work beneficiaries dig contour trenches into the side of a mountain in the Central Highlands of Afghanistan
© Medair
Simulation drill of the communal commission of civil protection, formed and trained in a DRR project from Solidar Suisse in El Salvador
© Solidar Suisse
In an Integrated Water Resource Management Project communities in slopy areas learn how to dig conservation channels in order to reduce run off and erosion (South-West Uganda)
© Tearfund
Focus group discussions allow people in Burkina Faso to openly describe their situation and, collectively, identify actions which could help reduce the impact of future hazards.
© ProAct Network
Adapting garden designs inspired from farmers in Africa to resist flooding in Asia: the Keyhole Garden.
© Terre des Hommes


Welcome to the Swiss NGO DRR Platform

We are happy to invite you to explore our website, which aims to give an overview of who we are and what we do and connects those active or interested in the topics of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA). Please also download our brochure for an overview of our work.

If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to contact us directly.

ABOUT US: The Swiss NGO DRR Platform is a network of NGO professionals dedicated to increasing the resilience of women and men, communities and governments to all aspects of DRR and CCA. Read here more about our vision, objectives and core activities.

MEMBERS: The Swiss NGO DRR Platform is a network of 17 organizations. Here you can learn more about the members, their activities and expertise in the field of DRR.

EVENTS: The Swiss NGO DRR Platform organizes learning events, multi-day workshops and other events addressed to DRR practitioners and other interested institutions. Here you can find more information about upcoming and past events.

PUBLICATIONS: Here you can find more information on our publications, partner institutions and other interesting links.

CONTACT: The secretariat of the platform is hosted by Caritas Switzerland. If you would like to know more about the Platform please find contact details here.