Inter-American Network for Disaster Mitigation

In order to contribute to the strengthening of good governance-related activities in reducing the risk of natural disasters and sustainable development in the region, and by taking advantage of the advances in information and communication technologies, the DSD with support from the Canadian International Development Agency is working on the establishment of a new information and capacity-building network at the hemispheric level.


The newly-launched OAS Inter-American Network for Disaster Mitigation (INDM) responds to requests from OAS member countries to enhance practical and concrete cooperation among governments, as they increase programs intended to reduce the growing human, economic and developmental threats of natural disasters.


The objective of the Network is to strengthen practical collaboration among government agencies in the area of risk reduction, particularly by sharing of technical information and best practices. This will include helping countries mainstream risk reduction actions at the economic and sector-specific level.   


Participation in the Inter-American Network will comprise all 34 OAS member countries, as well as relevant international and regional organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, the Pan-American Health Organization, the United Nations trough its International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, among others.


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  Best Practices Forum of the Americas on Natural Disaster Mitigation. “Reaching most vulnerable communities and sectors:Connecting High Technology Information Systems with Community-based Information and Communication Systems”. More...


  Invitation to obtain the Inter-American Network for Disaster Mitigation (INDM) Membership

Governmental and non-governmental organizations, international organizations, international cooperation agencies, private enterprises, and organizations of the civil society that advocate, support and/or actively participate in Natural Hazard Risk Management, according to the principles of “good” governance, people-centered risk management, and poverty alleviation and overcoming inequities, are invited to be a member of the Inter-American Network for Disaster Mitigation (INDM). More


  Invitation to be part of the INDM Pool of Experts

We are inviting experts in the fields of Natural Disaster Prevention and Preparedness, Vulnerability Reduction, Emergency Response and Humanitarian Assistance, Reconstruction and Recovery, Risk Transfer, and other Natural Disaster Mitigation-related matters, to be part of a Pool of Experts. Requirements


Contact Information:

Rosa Trejo

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