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Newsletter ISDR Inform - Latin America and the Caribbean
Issue: 13/2006- 12/2006 - 11/2005 - 10/2005 - 9/2004 - 8/2003 - 7/2003 - 6/2002 - 5/2002 - 4/2001- 3/2001

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News from CRID the Regional Disaster Information Center for Latin America and the Caribbean


The NEW CRID Web Site – MORE FUNCTIONAL,
MORE USER-FRIENDLY

Ileana Sánchez
ileana.sanchez@crid.or.cr

Visit
http://www.crid.or.cr
or its mirror site in Canada,
http://www.crid. desastres.net

The Regional Disaster Information Center for Latin America and the Caribbean (CRID) is pleased to announce its new Web site.

The site is available in English and Spanish. It helps to fulfill four of CRID’s main functions:

  • A Documentation Cen-ter, specializing in disas-ter information, that offers online access to more than 12,000 biblio-graphical references to publications available at CRID or other libraries or information centers on the subject.
  • An Information Center, which systematizes data about experts, courses and seminars, and Web sites related to risk prevention and management, mainly in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • A Resource Center, which compiles full-text documents, training material for disaster response and information management, and the development of a Controlled Vocabulary that can serve as a multilingual thesaurus of disaster terminology.
  • A Focal Point for the Coordination of the Regional Disaster Information Center, with background and current information about the constitution of the System, basic information about each country in the region, the national authorities responsible for risk management, and other organizations involved in the issues; also agreements, declarations, and resolutions emerging from presidential summits and international forums.

Please feel free to send in your comments regarding our site so that we can align it with your needs. Similarly, please submit any documents or other information that may be of interest to the disaster reduction community in Latin America and the Caribbean.

For more information, please contact:
Regional Disaster Information Center for Latin America and the Caribbean (CRID)
Apdo. 3745-1000 San José, Costa Rica
Tel: (506) 296-3952
Fax: (506) 231-5973
Email crid@crid.or.cr
www.crid.or.cr
www.crid.desastres.net


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