Government - NGO Collaboration for Disaster Reduction and Response: The India (Orissa) Experience

Successful disaster reduction strategies involve careful efforts to combine knowledge, technology, expertise, institutional capacities, management skills, and practical experience for optimum results, which would not be possible
without proper collaboration between the two key players: state and civil society.

The state can effectively link up knowledge, technology, skills, resources,expertise offered by specialist institutions with grassroots experience, organisational capacity, participatory management skills, community based
initiatives of NGOs for disaster reduction. NGOs can be innovative, rooted to the ground, and participatory in their approach while government can replicate best practices for larger impact.