Network for Social Studies on Disaster Prevention in Latin America

Réseau d'études sociales pour la prévention des catastrophes naturelles en Amérique latine
Red de Estudios Sociales en Prevención de Desastres en América Latina (LA RED)

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1992-08 Limón Costa Rica


Aug 1992, Limón (Costa Rica), at first meeting. General Coordination: F-XF5044 - Practical Action.


As an interinstitutional and multidisciplinary research and training network, promote and strengthen the activities of member institutions and groups.


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A coordination mechanism with no formal or legal status as such. General Assembly of Members and Coordinators (every 6 months), to which Associates and Supporters are invited where appropriate, coordinates and programmes projects and activities. Following changes agreed at 6th General Meeting, Esmeraldas (Ecuador), May 1995, the Network is currently organized around 4 structures: a group of individual members, comprising founders and other invited individuals; a group of institutional coordinators, which manage projects and administer funds; a group of individual and institutional associates, which participate as researchers or practitioners in projects and activities; a group of bilateral and multilateral organization supporters, which provide financial resources, information and other services. Coordinating institutions negotiate and manage funding and contribute institutional resources for projects and activities implemented. Coordination of each project or activity is assigned to one of these institutions. Coordinators: General Coordination and Andean Region: ITDG, Lima (Peru); Coordination for North America: CIESAS, Mexico City (Mexico); Coordination for Central America and the Caribbean: FLACSO Secretaria General, San José (Costa Rica); Coordination for Brazil: Universidad Federal de Paraiba/UNCAL, Campina Grande (Brazil); Coordination for Southern Cone Countries: CENTRO, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Colombia: OSSO, Universidad del Valle, Cali (Venezuela); Canada: University of Manitoba, Disaster Research Institute, Winnipeg (Canada); Ecuador: EQUILIBRIO, Quito (Ecuador).


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GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 13: Climate Action



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