The Center is a permanent interstate body, an international organization, established to ensure effective mechanisms for mitigating risks of emergency situations and mitigating their consequences, as well as stimulating regional and international cooperation. The tasks of the Center also include mitigating disaster risk factors, identifying, assessing and monitoring disaster risks and predicting them. The Center was consulted during the formulation of the project.
CESDRR will be engaged as a platform for distribution of knowledge and lessons-learnt about the risks, from targeted demonstration projects. Its annual inter-ministerial forums on DRR will be used as a regional mechanism to exchange project findings for supporting policy making.