The National Defence Initiative is a government agency under the supervision of the Ministry of Defence. The main role of the NDI is to provide planning and resources to defend against natural disasters and invasion of the Faedertellus. As part of this the NDI undertakes inspections of military fortifications and prepares contingency plans for future conflicts. Its secondary role is to assist the Ministry of Defence in natural disasters by establishing and preparing refuge zones.
Following the Evacuations many of the Diaspora Camps were originally established by the NDI. Which under the reformed Kingdom of Nova England has be re-established alongside the Ministry of Defence.