International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
Latin America and the Caribbean   

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




What is CARDIN?

The Caribbean Disaster Information Network (CARDIN) was established in June 1999 to provide linkages with Caribbean disaster organizations, to widen the scope of the collection of disaster related information, and to ensure improved access to such material.

The project was initially funded by the European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO). The Library of the University of the West Indies at Mona, has been selected as the focal point for disaster information in the Caribbean.

CARDIN will strengthen capacity within the Caribbean Region for the collection, indexing, dissemination and use of disaster-related information in the English, Spanish, Dutch and French speaking Caribbean.

Major Goals

  • To provide wider access and coverage of disaster information in the region.
  • To create a database of disaster related information available on Internet, CDs and in print format, which will provide an essential resource for policymakers, practitioners, researchers and the general public.
  • To facilitate the dissemination of disaster related information to the general Caribbean public on the world wide web, through the newsletter and document delivery services.
  • To create full text documents and scanned images on disaster related information making them available on the Internet
  • To establish and maintain relationships with other agencies for effective coordination of disaster information activities within the region.

Who will Benefit?

Government Agencies, Planning Units, Statisticians, Policy Makers, Researchers, General Public and Students.

Contact CARDIN
Science Library
University of the West Indies
PO Box 104
Mona, Kingston 7 Jamaica, W.I.
Tel: (876) 927-1068/935-8202-3
Fax: (876) 970-1758