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The Caribbean Disaster Mitigation Project (CDMP) is a joint effort of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The purpose of the project is to establish sustainable public/private disaster mitigation mechanisms that measurably lessen loss of life, reduce potential damage, and shorten the disaster recovery period.

Activities carried out in conjunction with CDMP in the area of school hazard vulnerability reduction include the creation of a three-part survey form for building a profile of school buildings and evaluating their vulnerability to wind and seismic hazards; the development of a Maintenance Manual for School Buildings in the Caribbean for use by non-technical staff, and; the launching of school vulnerability reduction programs in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. To learn more about CDMP's School/Shelter Hazard Vulnerability Reduction Activities, go to