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Civic and Community Relations

The Global Bank Disaster Risk Reduction and Reconstruction Fund's stakeholder base includes: countries, civil society organisations (CSOs), indigenous peoples, private and public sector entities, multilateral development banks (MDBs), bilateral development agencies, Global Bank Group and Global Bank Group agencies and scientific and technical experts. The stakeholder participation and consultation enables broader input and communication for more effective action and gives stakeholders both an opportunity and a responsibility to support the effective implementation of the Global Bank Disaster Risk Reduction and Reconstruction Fund – An Umbrella Trust Fund (the “Trust Fund,” “GB DRRRF,” or “DRRRF”) investments grants. They can participate in the DRRRF through: Observers to the DRRRF Steering Committees’ and Sub-Committees’ meetings, and through Partnership Forum, Private Sector Forum, and Civil Society Forum.

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Civil Society

Civil Society (CSOs) represent a range of constituencies affected by post-disaster recovery and reconstruction, infrastructure projects and climate change and are a pillar of the principle of country ownership, outlined in the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and Accra Agenda for Action. For the Global Bank Disaster Risk Reduction and Reconstruction Fund – An Umbrella Trust Fund (the “Trust Fund,” “GB DRRRF,” or “DRRRF”) to function effectively in recipient countries, Civil Society is a critical stakeholder, helping to set the investment grants approach and to involve communities in activities aimed at both mitigation and adaptation.

Civil Society Organizations are represented in the Global Bank Disaster Risk Reduction and Reconstruction Fund – An Umbrella Trust Fund by a total of sixteen elected Observers - four on the DRRRF Steering Committees and Sub-Committees and Working Groups. Civil Society observers are drawn from global and local or regional civil society organizations, with consideration given to equally distributed representation. Every observer represents a network of organizations operating in its geographic region and with similar interests. Civil Society Organizations might include endowments, foundations, think tanks, and groups that are active in the field.

The Global Bank Disaster Risk Reduction and Reconstruction Fund – An Umbrella Trust Fund is founded on the Principles of Stakeholder Engagement, inclusivity and transparency. The involvement of observers on the DRRRF Steering Committees and Sub-committees is essential in the expression of these principles. This central role is unique to the Global Bank Disaster Risk Reduction and Reconstruction Fund, where they are seen as vital in broadening perspectives, supporting transparency and accountability, and ensuring more targeted and effective action on the ground. Like all of the stakeholder groups – including the Multilateral Development Banks, the private sector, and Indigenous Peoples and local communities - Civil Society Organizations are involved at all levels of engagement in the Global Bank Disaster Risk Reduction and Reconstruction Fund – An Umbrella Trust Fund processes.

Indigenous People

Indigenous People are identified as peoples who under international or national legislation have a set of specific rights based on their historical ties to a particular territory, and are usually culturally or historically distinct from the larger population. These groups are particularly vulnerable to the effects of post-disaster recovery and reconstruction, infrastructure projects and climate change, and have a vested interest in post-disaster recovery and reconstruction programmes, infrastructure and climate change projects.

It is a principle of the Global Bank Disaster Risk Reduction and Reconstruction Fund – An Umbrella Trust Fund (the “Trust Fund,” “GB-DRRRF,” or “DRRRF”) to engage with vulnerable, disadvantaged and remotely located communities, including Indigenous Peoples. The GBDRRRF recognises the deep connection between indigenous peoples and the natural environment in the context of post-disaster recovery and reconstruction, infrastructure projects and climate change, as well as the sanctity of indigenous cultural practices. They also have a practical knowledge of the environmental sensitivities of the areas where they live, built over centuries of subsistence on the land and observation of climate patterns. Through the Global Bank Disaster Risk Reduction and Reconstruction Fund – An Umbrella Trust Fund, particularly in their role as Observers on the DRRRF Board of Directors and Subcommittees, Indigenous Peoples have access to a powerful forum for the issues that concern them and new resources to assist them in their efforts to adapt to the challenges they face.

Indigenous People are represented by ten observers in total on the DRRRF Board of Directors and three sub-committees. These observers have a critical role to play in assisting the Global Bank Disaster Risk Reduction and Reconstruction Fund – An Umbrella Trust Fund engage with indigenous groups at the country level, through their own networks and with the assistance of Global Bank Group and civil society organisations (CSOs).

“At Global Bank Group we believe that good partnerships can build great opportunities, exciting initiatives and ground-breaking experiences. Our partnership with the private sector delivers against one of the most compelling visions, creating risk-resilient societies.”

- Ron Nechemia, CEO and President, Global Bank Group

Private Sector Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness
Global Bank recognizes the crucial importance of coordinating our efforts and championing bold, transformative action create risk-resilient societies. The Global Bank Disaster Risk Reduction and Reconstruction Fund – An Umbrella Trust Fund (the “Fund,” “GB-DRRRF,” or “DRRRF”) works to accelerate sustainable and inclusive economic growth across regions and sectors and to create risk-resilient societies. Global Bank play a critical role in building partnerships and creating new opportunities with and for the private sector.

The Global Bank Group recognized the need to create a private –public disaster risk management (DRM) platform. The aim of the Global Bank Disaster Risk Reduction and Reconstruction Fund – An Umbrella Trust Fund initiative is to foster a sustainable collaborative platform both within and beyond the private sector. The ultimate goal is to create risk-resilient societies. The Global Bank Group play a critical role in building partnerships and creating new opportunities for the private sector.

The private sector is a vital part of the Agenda 2030. At the Global Bank Group, we see the vast network of business, industry, academia, trade associations, and other non-governmental organizations as equal - and equally responsible - partners in every phase from preparedness to response and recovery to mitigation. The Global Bank Disaster Risk Reduction and Reconstruction Fund – An Umbrella Trust Fund has worked steadily to increase the level of private sector collaboration at all levels.

The Global Bank Group's engagement with the private sector involves a whole-of-bank approach under the leadership of Ron Nechemia the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Global Bank Group, who represents the Global Bank Group.

The Global Bank strategy is simple and effective: Bring together the most relevant leaders from all sectors of global society, and identify the best ways to address the world’s most significant challenges.

With a long track record of ground-breaking, innovative global partnerships, the Global Bank Group sets a high standard for meaningful private sector relationships that combine technical assistance and knowledge transfer with financial contributions to not only solve global problems, but also to create measurable business outcomes. Together with each partner, we develop a strategic partnership that creates synergy between our interests and goals, exchanging valuable expertise to generate impact that shifts business one step closer to creating risk-resilient societies.

The Global Bank Group works with global leaders in almost every industry to create shared value that can be measured against the Sendai Framework targets by 2030 - a decade-long plan to help make the world safer from disasters caused by natural hazards — and to support the implementation of the Global Climate Agreement in Paris, and prevent disasters undermining progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. Creating risk-resilient societies, provides us with a defined roadmap to track and evaluate the progress of our combined efforts.

To help us achieve the Sendai Framework targets by 2030, the Global Bank Group draws on its partners’ industry-leading knowledge, expertise and positioning to strengthen operations, amplify our message, fund lifesaving programmes and innovate solutions to some of the world’s most important challenges.

The door is wide open to the private sector and building a variety of collaborative partnerships with those companies separates the Global Bank Disaster Risk Reduction and Reconstruction Fund – An Umbrella Trust Fund, which is part of the Global Bank Group, from most other development banks and agencies that have developed public-private liaisons. Together with DRRRF the private sector will play a critical role in driving innovative thinking and defining how risk exposure can be managed collaboratively and communicated to public sector bodies. The focus will be on actionable tools, practical insights and links to competent partners in the public sector.

The DRRRF Secretariat is working toward establishing relations with some 200 international organizations from all around the world. The nature of the joint work can range from informal contacts and information sharing to joint projects and programmes

More information on regional organizations is available under ‘Where We Workcategorized under ‘Our Partners’ section of each regional web-page.

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Observers

The Global Bank Disaster Risk Reduction and Reconstruction Fund – An Umbrella Trust Fund (the “Trust Fund,” “GB DRRRF,” or “DRRRF”) governing structure represents a unique model for multi-stakeholder engagement. Stakeholders are invited to participate in meetings of the DRRRF Board of Directors and Sub-Committees as Observers in order to help promote sound and transparent decision making, efficient use of resources, and complementarily with other sources of financing.

Observers are drawn from civil society organizations (CSOs), the private sector, and indigenous peoples’ groups and government. Representatives from organizations such as the African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Investment Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Islamic Development Bank, and the World Bank are also invited to observe meetings. Additionally, any Member of any DRRRF Sub-Committees who is not a Member of the DRRRF Board of Directors is invited to observe DRRRF Board of Directors meetings.

To promote the participation of Observers in the DRRRF Board of Directors and Sub-Committee meetings and catalyze their engagement in the DRRRF process, The Global Bank Disaster Risk Reduction and Reconstruction Fund – An Umbrella Trust Fund has developed Guidelines for Inviting Representatives of Civil Society to Observe Meetings of the DRRRF Board of Directors.

Meet your Observers:

  • Civil Society Observers 2018-2021
  • Private Sector Observers 2018-2021
  • Indigenous Peoples Observers 2018-2021

Observers Selection Process and Criteria

  • Observer Representation
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Terms for Observers

Access to the Global Bank Disaster Risk Reduction and Reconstruction Fund – An Umbrella Trust Fund meeting documents and comments sections

Observers can submit position comments and/or responses to the Global Bank Disaster Risk Reduction and Reconstruction Fund – An Umbrella Trust Fund meetings and meeting documents.

To learn more about the Global Bank Disaster Risk Reduction and Reconstruction Fund, What we do and How we do it and Management and Organization, visit the About DRRRF and the Frequently Asked Questions Section of the DRRRF Website Section.

For more information about the Global Bank, what we do and how we do it, please go to the About Us section of the Global Bank Website. http://www.global-bank.org

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