Regional Disaster Information Center for Latin America and the Caribbean

Centro Regional de Información sobre Desastres para América Latina y el Caribe (CRID)

Search Open Yearbook

This information is part of the Open Yearbook, a free service of UIA's subscription-based Yearbook of International Organizations (YBIO). It includes profiles of non-profit organizations working worldwide in all fields of activity. The information contained in the profiles and search functionality of this free service are limited.

The full-featured Yearbook of International Organizations (YBIO) includes over 70,000 organization profiles, additional information in the profiles, sophisticated search functionality and data export. For more information about YBIO, please click here or contact us.

The UIA is a leading provider of information about international non-profit organizations. The aim of the Open Yearbook is to promote the activities of international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and intergovernmental organizations (IGOs).

Contact Details

Available with paid subscription only.

History

1990, by Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Since 1994, a multi-agency project of United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), PAHO, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Center for Coordination of the Prevention of Natural Disasters in Central America (CEPREDENAC); regional office of Doctors Without Borders (MSF International), and the National Emergency Commission (CNE) of Costa Rica.

Aims

Promote a culture of disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the nations of Latin America and the Caribbean, by means of analysis, systematization and diffusion of information on risk management, promotion and strengthening of information centres, a cooperative effort with key players and an opportune and efficient response to user's requirements and those of players working within the milieu of DRR; improve access to disaster-related information for technicians working in different institutions and the general population through the use of computers and the Internet; contribute to creating a culture of disaster risk reduction using these technologies.

Available with paid subscription only.

Activities

Serves as one of the largest reference centres with over 18,000 full text specific documents freely accessible by users; improves disaster information gathering, processing and dissemination; provides information services on all aspects of disaster reduction to a large base of users in Latin America and the Caribbean; strengthens local and national capacities for the creation and maintenance of disaster information centres; develops information products for users and partners; promotes the use of IT in disaster information management and dissemination. Has developed a network of 14 information centres in Central America and South America that provide information about disasters and risk management.

Structure

Available with paid subscription only.

Languages

Available with paid subscription only.

Staff

Available with paid subscription only.

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
More detailed data available with paid subscription.

Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

More detailed data available with paid subscription.

Publications

Available with paid subscription only.

Information Services

Available with paid subscription only.

Members

Members in 0 countries
More detailed data available with paid subscription.

Type I Classification

Available with paid subscription only.

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 13: Climate Action

UIA Org ID

E3341

Last News Received

2018
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

You are viewing an organization profile from the Yearbook of International Organizations Online.
← return to your search page to find additional profiles.
Terms of Use

UIA allows users to access and make use of the information contained in its Databases for the user’s internal use and evaluation purposes only. A user may not re-package, compile, re-distribute or re-use any or all of the UIA Databases or the data* contained therein without prior permission from the UIA.

Data from database resources may not be extracted or downloaded in bulk using automated scripts or other external software tools not provided within the database resources themselves. If your research project or use of a database resource will involve the extraction of large amounts of text or data from a database resource, please contact us for a customized solution.

UIA reserves the right to block access for abusive use of the Database.

* Data shall mean any data and information available in the Database including but not limited to: raw data, numbers, images, names and contact information, logos, text, keywords, and links.