As the national platform for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Germany, the German Committee for Disaster Reduction (DKKV) is a centre of excellence for all questions related to national and international DRR. Its aim is to integrate the concept of disaster risk reduction in the way people think and act in politics, science and society. DKKV provides advice, research and support.
As well as natural dangers, DKKV also focuses on technical, scientific and social dangers. Disaster prevention and strengthening of resilience are also important components of the fight against hunger and the work of Welthungerhilfe, which has been a DKKV member since 2007.