Ministry of Home Affairs is the nodal Ministry of Government of India for disaster management. The Ministry piloted the Disaster Management Act 2005, which has provided the legal and institutional framework for disaster management in the country.
National Disaster Management Authority has been created by the Disaster Management Act 2005 for the preparation of national policies, guidelines and plans of action on disaster management in the country. The Authority is headed by the Prime Minister and has a Vice Chairman and eight other Members.
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) aims at building disaster resilient communities by promoting increased awareness of the importance of disaster reduction as an integral component of sustainable development, with the goal of reducing human, social, economic and environmental losses due to natural hazards and related technological and environmental disasters.
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF organizes programmes related to Children in Emergencies, particularly to address the needs during disasters.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP is working in different countries for providing solutions to global and national development challenges. UNDP has a joint programme with Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India on Disaster Risk Management and Urban Vulnerability Earthquake Reduction Programme.
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. The agency works to support long-term and equitable economic growth and advancing US foreign policy objectives by supporting economic growth, agricultural and trade, global health, democracy, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance. USAID has Disaster Management Support Programme as well as training and capacity building on Incident Command System in India.
World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. WHO is providing support on disaster management and mental as well as physical health support programme in India.
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland's international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs(FDFA). SDC has been active in India since 1963 with development cooperation programmes and humanitarian aid interventions designed to improve the living conditions of poor and marginalized segments of the population and to contribute to sustainable development. To achieve this goal, SDC has focused on strengthening the capabilities and rights of disadvantaged groups, on improving their income and work situation and on supporting public institutions as well as civil society organisations. In India, SDC is active in the areas of Climate Change, Decentralization and Local Governance and Humanitarian Aid.
The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) is a partnership of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) system to support the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). The GFDRR is managed by the World Bank on behalf of the participating donor partners and other partnering stakeholders. The GFDRR provides technical and financial assistance to high risk low- and middle-income countries to mainstream disaster reduction in national development strategies and plans to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
National Institute of Disaster Management is the apex institute for capacity building, training, research and documentation on various aspects of disaster risk mitigation and management. The Institute hosts SAARC Disaster Management Centre.