Our Partners


The strong increase in the number and severity of destructive natural events requires cooperation beyond the borders of the DRM expert community. Only the cooperation with actors who are responsible for public planning, financing, investments and data collection in particular will enable us to address the topic of DRM successfully, sustainably and appropriately in state action.
GIDRM works closely with like-minded organizations and donor agencies. A few examples but not an exhaustive list includes:

Asia Pacific

• Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) as the Secretariat of the Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management (RCC)
• The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
• The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
• The regional office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Latin America and the Caribbean

• Latin American Network of National Systems of Public Investment (Red SNIP, by its initials in Spanish)
• The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
• The American Statistical Conference (CEA, by its initials in Spanish)
• The Open-ended Intergovernmental Expert Working Group on Indicators and Terminology Related to Disaster Risk Reduction (OIEWG)

Within those two regions, GIDRM is focusing on two pilot countries that are vulnerable but possess the necessary institutional capacities and an established development cooperation portfolio that can be built upon: Mexico and the Philippines.

In Mexico:

our direct partner is the Investment Unit of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of México (SHCP, by its initials in Spanish). The Investment Unit participates in the regulation, planning, programming, evaluation, budgeting and monitoring of investment programs and projects. Furthermore, SHCP promotes investment modalities to complement public resources with private resources, in accordance with the objectives and strategies of the National Development Plan. The goal is to have the investment expenditure of the Federal Public Administration allocated efficiently and effectively in the investment programs and projects that benefit society.
As part of the internal structure of the Investment Unit, the Center for Studies for the Preparation and Socioeconomic Evaluation of Projects (CEPEP, by its initials in Spanish), is key as our second partner. This is because it is a permanent center for methodology development and training in the preparation and socioeconomic evaluation of projects. It is also a support center for the SHCP and other Federal, State, and Municipal entities as well as the entities of the Federal Public Administration that require help in the preparation, evaluation, and review of investment projects.

In the Philippines:

we predominantly work with the Department for the Interior and Local Government (DILG). DILG is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for promoting peace and order, ensuring public safety and strengthening local government capability for effective delivery of basic services to its citizenry. The Local Government Academy of DILG caters to the needs of Local Government Units (LGUs) nationwide from program design to training implementation, and other forms of technical assistance. DILG has the mandate to “formulate plans, policies and programs to strengthen the technical, fiscal and administrative capacity of local government”. In addition, we are working closely with the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and the Climate Change Commission (CCC) since they are the national focal points for the 2030 Agenda, the Sendai Framework and the Paris Agreement respectively.

GIZ is a member of the Inter-ministerial Working Group Sendai, next to its other members:

• the BMZ
• the AA (Federal Foreign Office)
• the BMI (German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community)
• the GRC (German Red Cross)
• and the BBK (Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance).
Furthermore, GIDRM has close ties with the National Focal Point for the Sendai Framework in Germany.


GIDRM is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).


GIDRM is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.