What we do

The Inter-American Committee on Natural Disaster Reduction (IACNDR) was established in 1999 with the main purpose of acting “as the principal forum of the Inter-American system for analyzing issues related to natural and other disasters, including the prevention and mitigation of their effects, in coordination with the governments of member states; competent national, regional, and international organizations; and nongovernmental organizations.”

The IACNDR, Chaired by OAS Assistant Secretary General Nestor Mendez, also “seeks to strengthen hemispheric actions to achieve maximum international cooperation in support of national and/or regional efforts for timely prevention, preparedness, early warning, response, vulnerability reduction, emergency care, mitigation, rehabilitation, and reconstruction.”

Committee members

Chair of the OAS Permanent Council Josué Fiallo
Chair of the Permanent Council and Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic to the OAS
Secretary General of the OAS Luis Almagro
Secretary General of the OAS
Assistant Secretary General of the OAS Ambassador Nestor Mendez
Assistant Secretary General of the OAS
The President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)  Mauricio Claver-Carone
President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The Director General of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Dr. Carissa F. Etienne
Director General of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
The Secretary General of the Pan American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH)  César Rodríguez Tomeo
Secretary General of the Pan American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH)
The President of the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) Kathleen C. Barclay
President of the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF)
The Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Manuel Otero
Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
The Director General of the Inter-American Agency for Cooperation and Development (IACD)  Kim Hurtault-Osborne
Director General of the Inter-American Agency for Cooperation and Development (IACD)
The Chair of the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB) Vice Admiral Alexandre Rabello de Faria
Chair of the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB)
The Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) Alejandra Mora Mora
Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM)

 

 

Documents

Meetings

The IACNDR held a virtual meeting to address the situation in Haiti in the aftermath of the August 14, 2021 earthquake ...
The IACNDR held a virtual meeting to address the situation in Saint Vincent and The Grenadines in the wake of the eruption of the La Soufrière volcano ...

 

Strategic partners

The United Nations (UN)
The World Bank
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
The International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC)
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
CAF Development Bank of Latin America
The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI)
The International Organization for Migration (IOM)
The International Labor Organization (ILO)
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
The White Helmets Initiative
The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)
The Coordination Center for the Prevention of Natural Disasters in Central America (CEPREDENAC)
The Andean Committee for the Prevention and Attention to Disasters (CAPRADE)
The Meeting of Ministers and High Level Authorities of Integral Risk Management of MERCOSUR (RMAGIR)