Working in partnership

Linking disasters, poverty and development requires a collaborative approach, involving different and diverse sectors and organisations. The ProVention Consortium includes a broad range of partners, from development to humanitarian organisations and from the public sector to the private sector, with the aim of connecting different actors and sectors within a common goal. so that efforts and benefits are shared.

Currently, partners are contributing to the ProVention Consortium in a variety of vital roles – as Advisory Committee members, Presiding Council members, Forum participants and project partners and donors. All Consortium partners share a common commitment to the central goal of ProVention to reducing the risks and social, economic and environmental impacts of natural hazards on vulnerable populations in developing countries.

An informal forum for dialogue

Driving the ProVention work programme is a fundamental commitment to forging linkages and partnerships between organisations and across sectors active in ProVention. Interaction among ProVention partners varies from direct project partnerships to informal networking and information sharing. As an informal forum, ProVention has played a central role in bringing together different Consortium partners, providing a space for dialogue on risk issues and cutting-edge ideas and setting a framework for collective action. ProVention, at present, involves some 50 associated partner organisations.

Seeking to vitalise partnering within the Consortium, ProVention has initiated a number of multi-partner projects and the current work programme focuses particularly on increasing involvement of four specific constituencies:

  • Collaboration among international financial institutions on reducing natural hazard risk
  • Linkages with the private sector to build the business case for disaster prevention
  • Interaction with civil society to strengthen community-oriented risk reduction activities
  • Partnering regional research centres to expand research and learning on risk reduction in developing countries.