List of Acronyms



AECI: Spanish Agency for International Cooperation
CAPRADE: Andean Committee for the Prevention of and Attention to Disasters
CDERA: Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency
CEPREDENAC: Coordination Center for Natural Disaster Prevention in Central America
CHS: Committee on Hemispheric Security
CIDA: Canadian International Development Agency
CIM: Inter-American Commission of Women
CONAE: National Commission for Space Activities
CORECA: Central American Council for Agriculture and Livestock
CRID: Regional Disaster Information Center for Latin America and the Caribbean
CRRH: Central American Regional Committee on Hydraulic Resources
DSD-NHRRP: Department of Sustainable Development – Natural Hazard Risk Reduction Program
ENSO: El Niño-Southern Oscillation
EWS: Early Warning System
GEF: Global Environment Facility
GEOSS: Global Earth Observation System of Systems
IACNDR: Inter-American Committee on Natural Disaster Reduction
IACNDR-IASP: Inter-American Committee on Natural Disaster Reduction-Inter-American Strategy Plan for Policy
IADB: Inter-American Defense Board
IDB: Inter-American Development Bank
ICT: Information and Communication Technologies
IDF: World Bank Institutional Development Fund
IDRC: International Development Research Center
IFRC: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IICA: Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
INDM: Inter-American Network for Disaster Mitigation
INPE: National Institute for Space Research
INSARAG: International Search and Rescue Advisory Group
IPCC: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
JICA: Japan International Cooperation Agency
LAC: Latin America and the Caribbean
NHRR: Natural Hazard Risk Reduction
NOAA: National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency of the United States
OAS: Organization of American States
OCHA: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs 
OFDA: Office of United States Foreign Disaster Assistance
PAHO: Pan-American Health Organization
PIDS: Inter-American Program for Sustainable Development
PADF: Pan American Development Foundation
PRRD: Regional Plan for the Reduction of Disasters
SEDI: Executive Secretariat for Integral Development
SIDA: Swedish International Development Agency
SIDS: Small Island Developing States
UNDP: United Nations Development Program
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNICEF: United Nations Children’s Fund
UN/ISDR: United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
UN USG: Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs
USAID: United States Agency for International Development
USAR: Urban Search and Rescue

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