HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation is engaged in development and cooperation projects in 30 partner countries aiming at sustainable and resilient development. Thereby Disaster Risk Management (DRM) is a key topic, which we address through explicit DRM-projects (targeted) 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 key aspects of Climate Change and Natural Resources are considered – in order to define appropriate measures of the risk management cycle, aiming at increased resilience of people’s livelihoods assets. Further, DRM considerations help to strengthen the nexus towards development in contexts of Humanitarian response interventions.