Regional Disaster Information Center for Latin America and the Caribbean

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

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1990, by E-XE3060 - Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Since 1994, a multi-agency project of E-XK2002 - United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), PAHO, B-XB2907 - International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, E-XE1928 - Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres Naturales en América Central (CEPREDENAC); regional office of F-XF8357 - Bureau international des Médecins sans frontières (MSF International), and the National Emergency Commission (CNE) of Costa Rica.


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.


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Part of the 'Foundation for the Coordination of Information Resources in Disaster Preparedness (FUNDACRID)'. Headquarters based in San José (Costa Rica). Departments (5): General Direction; Information Management; Technologies; Communication; Finances and Administration.


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