The ISDR Secretariat, in its support of the Hyogo Framework for Action, is developing an information portal for disaster risk reduction (DDR) called PreventionWeb. Its primary purpose is to facilitte the work of professionals involved in disster risk reduction and facilitate an understanding of the subject by non-specialists.

PreventionWeb aims to provide a common platform for institutions to get connected, exchange experiences, and share information on DDR. The system will be designed to allow distributed data entry, as well as provide options for content syndication.

The site will be updated daily, and contain DDR news, initiatives, event calendars, online discussions, contact directories, policy documents, training events, jobs, terminology, country profiles, and fact sheets, as well as audio and video content. Visit the site at