GRID Chile, promotes initiatives related to knowledge, research, dissemination and implementation of actions aimed at reducing disaster risks.

What we do

EDUCATION

To generate actions to promote education and the design and implementation of teaching-learning initiatives for civil society and communities around the different areas of disaster risk management as a central aspect of development.

SENSITIZATION of PUBLIC OPINION

To develop projects to raise public awareness, promoting, supporting and designing initiatives that highlight the importance of disaster risk management and fostering behavioral changes for a culture of resilience.

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

To facilitate access to information for different audiences (especially local communities, according to their specific communicational contexts) including information on threats, vulnerabilities and disaster risk conditions, disseminating initiatives and good practices, programs, policies and results, whether these are prepared by the Corporation or by other organisations and institutions, both public and private.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

Support citizen participation through critical reflection of society on issues such as the governance of risks and disasters, as well as their impact on development processes. Also facilitate feedback, cross-cutting debate and the establishment of partnerships to improve decision-making.

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

Promote international cooperation, seeking subregional, regional and international support for disaster risk management in Chile, promoting collective action by intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations to integrate risk management into all sustainable development activities.

DISCUSSION AND DISSEMINATION OF LESSONS LEARNED

Organise and participate in public and private instances of discussion and dissemination of learning, good practices and innovations in the various areas of the disaster risk cycle and in relation to other key debates for development, such as adaptation to climate change.

REDUCTION OF VULNERABILITIES

To contribute to resilience and vulnerability reduction, through cooperation with civil society and communities, identifying existing vulnerabilities and capacities, and through planning proposals at different territorial scales.

RISK ASSESSMENT

To assess the risk of disasters, identifying and analysing the threats to which the communities are exposed, allowing the development of management and planning tools to reduce their risks.

CLIMATE CHANGE

Contribute to the adaptation to climate change through the promotion of practices that raise awareness regarding the negative impacts of human beings on the environment, the influence of climate change on the production of disasters, and on practices aimed to foster sustainable development of the communities, among others.

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