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GDN Supporters

Generous support from the following institutions/organisations enables the GDN to continue its advocacy to mainstream gender in disaster risk reduction. Many organizations become partners of GDN.


University College London Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction - the new home for GDN
Office location: Room 38, 2nd floor, South Wing, UCL Main Quadrangle, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK

Phone: +44 (0) 2031081101 Extension: 51101

Email: gdn@gdnonline.org

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Northumbria University Department of Geography hosted the Gender and Disaster Network for many years.

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USAID/OFDA www.usaid.gov/our_work/humanitarian_assistance/disaster_assistance/

The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is the office within USAID responsible for facilitating and coordinating U.S. Government emergency assistance overseas. As part of USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), OFDA provides humanitarian assistance to save lives, alleviate human suffering, and reduce the social and economic impact of humanitarian emergencies worldwide. In addition to emergency assistance, OFDA funds mitigation activities to reduce the impact of recurrent natural hazards and provides training to build local capacity for disaster management and response.

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US Department of Agriculture http://www.usda.gov

USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.



The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN ISDR) is the focal point in the UN System to promote links and synergies between, and the coordination of, disaster reduction activities in the socio-economic, humanitarian and development fields, as well as to support policy integration. It serves as an international information clearinghouse on disaster reduction, developing awareness campaigns and producing articles, journals, and other publications and promotional materials related to disaster reduction.

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UNDP Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery

Created in 2001 by UNDP's Executive Board, the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) works around the world to restore the quality of life for men, women and children who have been devastated by natural disaster or violent conflict. Operating through some 100 country offices, the Bureau provides a bridge between the humanitarian agencies that handle immediate needs and the long-term development phase following recovery. Carving stability out of chaos, BCPR continues to seek new ways of preventing conflicts and of doing business - faster, earlier and in riskier situations.



The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). In operating with other federal offices concerned, SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of development activities and cooperation with Eastern Europe, as well as for the humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation.

UN WOMEN Pakistan provides technical advisory and support to the delivery and implementation of gender equality and women empowerment agenda in Pakistan.


Supporting GDN

The GDN is always interested in working with partners who share our ideals. It is also actively seeking sponsors to further develop the website and the activities of the Network.