In 2013, the Global Initiative Disaster Management (GIKRM) was launched as part of an interdepartmental cooperation between the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Federal Foreign Office (AA), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) and the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Urban Affairs (BMI). Implementation was entrusted to the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The broad-based cooperation was intended to ensure that the respective specific departmental experiences and competencies form the basis for the design of a visible German contribution to international disaster management.
The aim of the project in the first project phase (2013-2018) was to increase the ability of German actors and cooperation partners to contribute to more effective disaster risk management in joint networks. With the start of the second project phase (2018), the focus is on the coherence of international frameworks to increase resilience and, in particular, the provision of Good Practices for Agenda Coherence.
In the first funding phase, an extensive network of experts on the topic of early warning was established through a series of workshops. Central results of these co-ordinations are a joint concept paper and a description of services and products in this field.
With the start of the second funding phase, the Early Warning Network could no longer be supported by GIKRM. Since June 2019, DKKV has been continuing the network and aims to coordinate project consortia and to offer consulting services and expertise from the network.
The concept paper gives an overview of the conceptual considerations, current developments and success factors discussed during the workshops. The focus is on relevant aspects for integrative and people-centered multi-natural hazard early warning systems. The four elements for effective early warning systems propagated by UNISDR/UNDRR serve as a basis. Download the concept paper.
The product description provides an overview of the Early Warning Network, current challenges and possible services. Services include, for example, consulting services for the design of early warning systems, technical solutions for monitoring and integration of data or training sessions. Download the product description.