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List of acronyms commonly used in the Americas

ACS - Association of Caribbean States

AEC - Spanish acronym for ACS

BCPR - Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recover (of the UNDP)

BID - Spanish acronym for IADB

CADRI - Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative

CAF - Andean Development Community

CAN - Andean Community

CAPRA - Central American Probabilistic Risk Assessment

CAPRADE - Andean Committee for Disaster Prevention and Relief

CARICOM - Caribbean Community

CCA - Common Country Assessment

CDERA - Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response

CDM - Clean Development Mechanism

CEPAL - Spanish acronym for ECLAC

CEPREDENAC - Center of Coordination for the Prevention of the Natural Disasters in Central America

CIDA - Canadian International Development Agency

COTED - Council for Trade and Economic Development

CPP - Caribbean Platforms Programme

CRED - Centre for Epidemiology of Disasters

DIPECHO - Disaster Preparedness European Community Host Organization

DRI - Disaster Risk Index

DRR - Disaster Risk Reduction

ECLAC - Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean

EIA - Environmental impact assessment

EIRD - Spanish acronym for ISDR

EM-DAT - OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

EWS - Early warning system

FLACSO - Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences

FICR - Spanish acronym for IFRC

GDP - Gross domestic product

GFDRR - Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery

GIS - Geographic Information System

GRIP - Global Risk Identification Programme (UNDP)

HDI - Human Development Index

HFA - Hyogo Framework for Action

IACNDR - Inter-American Committee on Natural Disaster Reduction (of the OAS)

IADB - Inter-American Development Bank

IANDM - Inter-American Network for Disaster Mitigation

IASP - Inter-American Strategic Plan for Policy on Vulnerability Reduction, Risk Management and Disaster Response

IATF/DR - Inter-agency Task Force on Disaster Reduction

IDH - Spanish acronym for HDI

IFRC - International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

INDM - Inter-American Network for Disaster Mitigation

IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

ISDR - International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

MDGs - Millennium Development Goals

NGO - Non-governmental organization

OAS - Organization of American States

OCHA - United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

OEA - Spanish acronym for OAS

OECS - Secretariat of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States

OMS - Spanish acronym for WHO

ONG - Spanish acronym for NGO

OPS - Spanish acronym for PAHO

PAHO - Pan American Health Organization

PMA - Spanish acronym for WFP

PNUMA - Spanish acronym for UNEP

PREDECAN - Prevention and Mitigation in the Andean Community

PRRD - Regional Disaster Reduction Plan

PRSP - Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

REDLAC - Risk, Emergency and Disasters Task Force

SAT - Spanish acronym for EWS

SIG - Spanish acronym for GIS

UNDAF - United Nations Development Assistance Framework

UNDP - United Nations Development Program

UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNFCC - United Nations Convention on Climate Change

UN/ISDR - United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

VCA - Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment

WCDR - World Conference for Disaster Reduction

WFP - World Food Programme

WHO - World Health Organization

WSSD - World Summit on Sustainable Development

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