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Bonn Network Civil Protection and Disaster Risk Reduction

Worldwide, people are threatened by the consequences of climate change such as earthquakes, floods and storms. This applies in particular to people in the world's poorest countries, in coastal areas or in mountain regions. But also in Europe and Germany natural events with destructive effects have led to high losses.

Numerous organizations and institutions that are based in Bonn are involved in the field of disaster risk reduction and management. In addition to United Nations agencies, these include federal authorities, scientific institutions, development organizations, companies, relief organizations, NGOs and many others.

Since 2010, the City of Bonn has been involved in international cooperation in the field of disaster risk reduction and management, especially in collaboration with the United Nations Early Warning Platform ISDR and the city network ICLEI - Cities for Sustainability.

To promote networking and exchange among national and international actors from politics, civil society, science and the private sector based in Bonn, the Bonn Network International Civil Protection and Disaster Risk Reduction was founded in 2017.

The Bonn Network is intended to form a broad coalition of actors from all areas and levels to

  • strengthen the exchange and networking of actors involved in disaster risk reduction and management on site.
  • inform on related tasks, services, events and projects
  • consolidate Bonn as a center of competence in the field of international disaster risk reduction and management.

In the meantime, additional members from Bonn and beyond have joined the network, which has also established its Secretariat in the city. Located within the German Committee for Disaster Risk Reduction e.V. (DKKV), it coordinates and organizes network meetings and informs about current developments and events. A quarterly newsletter is published and the network’s online presence is ensured. 

The Bonn Network’s new website has been launched and can be visited at:

Department of International Affairs and Global Sustainability
Head of office: Stefan Wagner