From 1994, the creation of a common conceptual and methodological framework was begun in LAC by groups of researchers, academicians, and institutional actors linked to- LA RED, who conceptualized a system of acquisition, collection, retrieval, query and analysis of information about disasters of small, medium and greater impact, based on pre-existing official data, academic records, newspaper sources and institutional reports in nine countries in Latin America. This effort was then picked up by UNDP who sponsored the implementation of similar systems in the Caribbean and Asia. The project recollects the process of building these inventories and sumarizes the status of them on each participating country.
To identify and document the processes adopted and current status in each of the Latin American countries during the implementation of the DesInventar disaster loss databases to draw lessons learnt and challenges;
To analyze the processes in each country in order to produce recommendations for building disaster loss databases and to implement National Disaster Observatories which will help other countries learn from the experiences of the Latin American countries;
To produce two cases studies on two selected countries, one for an attempt that could be considered one of the most successful implementations and one which could be considered one of the least successful ones.
A report with an analysis and recollection of the process;
A status page per country;
A collection of selected Analytical Reports produced by the participant countries during the process.
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