DiDRRN is a consortium of like-minded Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) and ‘mainstream’ and disability-focused development and relief organisations. Our collective aim is to secure the active participation, and meaningful contribution, of persons with disabilities in DRR policy and practice post – Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR).
DiDRRN is a coalition of Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) and mainstream development and relief organizations who share a common goal of promoting the involvement of persons with disabilities in disaster risk reduction (DRR) policies and practices. The consortium works towards ensuring that disabled individuals have access to vital information and resources that can help them prepare for and respond to disasters. Through its collaborative efforts, DiDRRN aims to make DRR more inclusive, equitable, and effective by empowering persons with disabilities to actively participate and contribute to decision-making processes.
The work of DiDRRN is critical in addressing the disproportionate impact of disasters on persons with disabilities. Often overlooked and marginalized, persons with disabilities face unique challenges and barriers in disaster situations, such as physical accessibility, communication, and transportation. By advocating for the active participation of persons with disabilities in DRR policies and practices, DiDRRN seeks to address these issues and create more equitable outcomes in disaster situations. By bringing together a diverse range of organizations and stakeholders, the consortium aims to promote collaboration and knowledge-sharing to better serve the needs of persons with disabilities in DRR.
Through its collective efforts, DiDRRN is driving positive change in the field of disaster risk reduction by promoting the inclusion and active participation of persons with disabilities. The consortium’s work is vital in ensuring that disabled individuals are not left behind in disaster situations and that they have access to the resources and support they need to prepare for and respond to disasters. By working together, the members of DiDRRN are making a significant contribution towards building more resilient, inclusive, and equitable communities.