In the Terms of its Constitution, the ICDO:
The ICDO implements training for senior civil protection staff through various theoretical and practical training programmes. These cover all aspects of disaster management, before, during and after catastrophes, as well as the practical use and maintenance of material for civil protection, civil defence, and emergency services.Read more
The ICDO is committed to delivering assistance for the improvement of the national structures of its Member States to reinforce their capacities.
The ICDO regularly calls upon experts to conduct risk assessments, to provide advice and to assist Member States in the implementation of new policies Since 2004, the ICDO offers Audit and Consulting services to National Civil Defence structures, including in the following areas :
ICDO coordinates the transfer of technical equipment that members of the organization need to deal with emergencies and disasters. This serves the development of national civil protection structures of its member states.Read more
Since 2002, the ICDO has implemented a Programme of Technical Assistance to foster the development of the national civil protection structures of its Member States.
The Organisation‘s mandate has been expanded to include the provision of emergency equipment. As part of the programme, the ICDO has invited Swiss cantons and municipalities to donate any surplus equipment that they might have to the ICDO for the benefit of its Members.
In order to increase public-awareness at the national level, the ICDO recommends that countries organize the following types of activities aimed at promoting and disseminating knowledge about the role and place of civil protection in modern society.