The Regional Consultative Committee (RCC) on Disaster Management is supported by the German Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH within the framework of the Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management (GIDRM). The aim of the Global Initiative is to bring together German and regional experts from the public and private sectors, civil society, and the academic and research community, to facilitate mutual learning across national boundaries as well as to develop and pilot innovative disaster risk management solutions. The Global Initiative focuses on three priority areas including Disaster Response, Preparedness and Civil Protection; Critical Infrastructure and Risk-sensitive Economic Cycles; and Early Warning Systems. Through its priority areas, the Global Initiative aims to contribute to the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 as well as regional and national action plans.
The GIZ-GIDRM and ADPC have a strong working relationship, with GIZ supporting the 11th, 12th and 13th RCC meetings. GIZ has also supported the creation of needs assessments for mainstreaming DRR and CCA into development in Bhutan, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. They are also a key supporter in strengthening disaster resilience of small and medium-sized enterprises, through the iPrepare Business mechanism.