Members

 

The platform is open to organisations that are based in Switzerland or implementing partners of Swiss-based organisations, working on Not-for-Profit basis and active or interested in DRR and CCA. Founded in 2011 by seven organisations, the platform consists to date of the following member organisations:



Caritas Switzerland works in more than 30 countries for a world governed by solidarity, equity and peace, in which the rights and dignity of every human being are respected. The organisation supports the most vulnerable people, providing emergency relief as well as long-term development support. In a context of uncertainty and climate change, Disaster Risk Reduction is a key approach to building resilience and strengthening capacities of those most at risk.

 

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HEKS is the aid organisation of the Protestant Churches of Switzerland and works in development cooperation, humanitarian aid and interchurch cooperation in Eastern-Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. HEKS-EPER follows a Disaster Risk Reduction mainstreaming approach. Building on the experiences and knowledge of the beneficiary communities in mitigating and preparing for shocks as well as adapting to long-term stresses, HEKS-EPER develops locally adapted strategies to reduce risk and strengthen the resilience of its beneficiary communities.

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HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation is engaged in development and cooperation projects in 32 countries aiming at sustainable and resilient development. Thereby Disaster Risk Management (DRM) is a key topic, which we address through focused DRM-projects and the integration of DRM as cross-cutting topic (mainstreaming) contributing to the projects’ sustainability. Our interventions are based on participatory risk assessments - where also linked aspects of Climate Change and Natural Resource Management are considered – in order to define appropriate measures of the risk management cycle, aiming at increased resilience of people’s livelihoods assets.

 

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Swiss Red Cross is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement working in Switzerland and internationally in humanitarian aid and development cooperation. The work abroad focuses on healthy living and improved disaster management capacities among particularly vulnerable people and communities. Disaster risk reduction is core component comprising all major elements and implemented either through specific community based DRM projects or integrated into existing health programmes intending to strengthen resilience.

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ADRA Switzerland, Adventist development and relief agency, helps people in need around the world, independent of their religion, ethnicity, political view or gender. Its geographical focus lies in Africa and Asia, with smaller projects in Switzerland. ADRA Switzerland is part of aworldwide network which encompasses offices in 126 countries and 6 regional offices and works mainly in education, livelihood and humanitarian aid (34% of its projects). The annual turnover is about 2 to 3 million Swiss Francs. Currently 7 staff work for ADRA Switzerland which is based in Zurich Oerlikon.

 

 

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Bread for all is the Development Service of the Protestant Churches in Switzerland. Bread for all empowers people in Asia, Latin America and Africa to free themselves from poverty and dependency and it motivates people in the North to commit to a fairer world. We empower people to build sustainable livelihoods through over 350 development projects and programs in 50 countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa. Bread for all helps people in the South deal with the effects of climate change through Climate training of partner organizations, project analyses using the Participatory Assessment for Climate and Disaster Risk (PACDR) tool or the special fund "Climate and Development".

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Christoffel Blindenmission (CBM) is an international Christian development organization committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest countries of the world. CBM, together with its local partners, implements DRR projects in disaster-prone countries in Africa and East Asia and advocates for disability inclusive DRR in international development policy.

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The Global Risk Forum Davos promotes the worldwide exchange of know-how and expertise, creates solutions and fosters good practices in integrative risk management and climate change adaptation. Aiming for an improved understanding, assessment and management of disasters and risks that affect human safety, security, health, the environment, critical infrastructures, the economy and society at large.


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INNOVABRIDGE is a not-for-profit Swiss consulting foundation committed to innovative solutions in international development. In its advisory and project implementing functions, the INNOVABRIDGE Foundation is committed to work for the integration of issues of disaster risk reduction and adaptation to climate change into the mainstream of human and economic activity. This is applicable to all working areas: economic development, governance and rule of law, and agriculture and natural resources. We are prepared to network with like-minded organizations.


 

Medair helps people who are suffering in remote and devastated communities around the world survive crisis, recover with dignity, and develop skills to build a better future.Across our programmes Medair employs a Disaster Risk Management (DRM) approach for which the main goal is to reduce community vulnerability to hazards through appropriate programmes that the community participates in and owns.

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Vivamos Mejor is a Swiss foundation engaged in long-term international cooperation in Latin America. In case of natural disasters in our project regions, humanitarian aid is also provided. Vivamos works with two thematic programmes in the fields of water and preschool and professional education. Within the water programme, DRR and Climate Change Adaptation are key topics, which are addressed through integrated watershed management, rainwater-harvesting and climate resilient agricultural practices.
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Save the Children is the largest independent children's rights organization and has been working specifically for the rights of children since 1919. Save the Children does whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share. Save the Children has pioneered child-centered, urban DRR. This means putting children in urban areas at the heart of the related activities by recognizing the specific vulnerabilities children face from disasters, which differ to those faced by adults, and ensuring children are appropriately planned for and addressed in DRR programs and policies.
     
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Solidar Suisse is committed to achieving a socially, politically and economically just society.In 14 countries of the global South and in south-eastern Europe, Solidar works with partner organisations in around 50 projects and in humanitarian aid. Disaster risk management forms an integral part of participatory local development projects and it is especially addressed in DRR focused projects.
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TearFund Switzerland is a Christian NGO engaged in Development Cooperation and Relief. TearFund Switzerland is aiming at empowering families and communities to promote self reliance through projects in the sectors of education, primary health care and sustainable livelihood development. TearFund Switzerland is in process of mainstreaming DRR in its projects in order to strengthen the resilience of families.
     
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Terre des hommes works to enable children to grow up and develop in a safe environment. We improve living conditions of the most vulnerable children in 40 countries. Beyond designing  infrastructure to resist natural hazards, Terre des hommes forms and trains community and school task forces on managing environmental risks. We use geographic information systems and open source online platforms to record and model data and help communities prepare contingency plans and risk mitigation projects.   World Vision Switzerland is a child charity organisation that stands for the highest levels of expertise in child, village and themed sponsorship. Through sustainable development cooperation we provide people with long-term support – from before birth to adulthood. As a partner of the global World Vision network we are able to reach people in over 100 countries. World Vision works closely with UN-organisations around the globe. Thanks to our ties to local communities we are able to provide immediate and efficient emergency aid and disaster relief.
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Zoï Environment Network is a Geneva based international non-profit organization, aiming to reveal, explain and communicate connections between the environment and society. Water shortages, industrial legacies, potential impacts of climate change and natural disasters are examples where an environmental problem can become a security issue. While Zoï's geographic focus is on Europe’s margins and its neighbours (the Balkans, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Caucasus and the Mediterranean), Zoï's staff together with the network of experts in the countries strive to link regional and local issues to the global environmental agenda.