The World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) is an international, non-governmental organization representing the engineering profession worldwide. Founded in 1968 by a group of regional engineering organizations, under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO) in Paris, the WFEO brings together national engineering organizations from some 100 nations and represents more than 30 million engineers from around the world.
WFEO represents engineering at the highest international levels, at the United Nations and its related agencies, is the Co-Chair of the Science and Technology Group among the Major Group of Stakeholders at the United Nations. It is the Co-Chair of the Science and Technology Major Group in the Major Group of Stakeholders at the UN.
The technical activities of the Federation are carried out by Standing Technical Committees, which cover particular areas of Engineering and Technology. One of these committees is the Committee on Disaster Risk Management (CDRM).
The CDRM was established at the WFEO General Assembly held in December 2009, Kuwait. The committee was hosted by the Science Council of Japan and the Japan Federation of Engineering Societies (JFES) for a period of eight years (2010-2017). CDRM currently executes its mandate through its headquarters at the Peruvian Engineers Association (Colegio de Ingenieros del Perú-CIP) based in Lima, Peru.
CDRM mobilizes and coordinates a network composed of engineers linked to the public, private and academic sectors from different parts of the world. CDRM activities are developed to support the implementation of the global disaster risk reduction initiative, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 through engineering. Likewise, the CDRM will direct efforts to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).