ProVention History

The ProVention Consortium was created in 2000 to provide a forum for dialogue and catalysing new ideas and collaborative initiatives on disaster risk reduction. Hosted first by the World Bank and then by the IFRC, ProVention included a broad and active set of humanitarian and development, from governments, UN agencies, the Red Cross Red Crescent, civil society, academia, and the private sector.

ProVention has been widely recognised for its role in brokering links among diverse actors. In its ten run between 2000 and 2010, many of ProVention’s original goals to mainstream attention to disaster risk reduction were successfully attained by partner organizations. ProVention-inspired initiatives live on in the work of:

This website highlights the resources that have been developed through ProVention projects and related partners initiatives. It is hoped that the resources on this site will continue to be useful in improving policy and practice and advancing the disaster risk reduction agenda.

For a review of ProVention achievements between 2000 and 2010, a short analysis of key lessons and an overview of progress on ProVention work program activities in 2009, see the ProVention Update 2010 report.

Community Disaster Resilience Fund (CDRF)

The test of the CDRF in India is currently underway in partnership with GROOTS and under the umbrella of the recently established National Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction (NADRR). The CDRF is a grant-based resource channel to support community-based organizations, local governments, and grassroots organizations to initiate DRR initiatives in their own communities. Notes from the latest planning workshop for the test in India are available at the NADRR website. Read more...

AURAN seminar at World Urban Forum

ProVention and the AURAN partners hosted a seminar at the World Urban Forum in Nanjing, China in November 2008 on 'Addressing Urban risk in Africa: local perspectives'. The session demonstrated that the rapidly growing urban population in Africa has already begun to reshape the geography of disaster risk and scope for reducing that risk. Read more...

ProVention You Tube channel

The channel features over 40 videos on community-based disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and education. Watch videos...

Hurricane Dean's Domino Effect

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