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Who are we?

The CRGR is a network of networks which constitutes an autonomous, independent, open and permanent initiative, currently made of National Risk Management Committees from four countries that share focus, principles and values.

Hurricane Mitch (1998) marked processes of thought and action within organized civil society which resulted in the creation of the CRGR with the goal of contributing to the processes of reduction and transformation of the risks in the Central American region, from the subjacent causes to the vulnerability of the communities with emphasis in resilience and strengthening.

Over 10 years of existence, the CRGR has accumulated experience in the development of risk management, increasing the capability of the organized civil societies and strengthening communitarian resilience, to face natural, socio-cultural or anthropogenic disasters.

As part of a reflexive process and after analyzing its actions, the CRGR considered opportune and necessary to renew its commitment with the central American society and mainly with the communities in the most vulnerable conditions in the region; through the actions in the Strategic Plan for 2017-2021 and focusing in the four national committees.

The reality of the communities and their context in the face of the recurrence of all type of adverse events triggered an update of the CRGR’s 2017-2021 strategic plan, taking advantage of 2015 Global Agreements Post, for sustainable development (New York 2015), disaster reduction  (Sendai 2015) and weather (Paris 2015), as a guiding instrument for its strategic actions considering new national, regional and global context.

MISSION

Drive the processes of involvement and citizen inclusion, strengthening of capabilities and incide in public policies, to transform the causes that create vulnerability, reduce disaster impact and improve community resilience under the principles of humanitarian action rights.

VISION

To be a referrent for civil society with the ability to impact to inecorporate risk management transversality focusing on rights within the processes of human development and public policies at the local, national and regional levels.

Program’s Axis:

a) Incidence in public policies,

b) Knowledge Maangement,

c) Organizational Development

d) Humanitarian Action.

CRGR is being dorected by the following actors:

  1. Four National Risk Management Committees (MNGRs in Spanish)
  2. Regional Assembly of representatives.
  3. Regional Coordination Team (ECO Regional)
  4. Execute Secretariat (SE CRGR)
  5. Advising Counsel

Our values:

  1. Solidarity. Support based on understanding and identifying with people, organizations, groups, towns; in a disadvantage or vulnerable condition.
  2. Human Commitment.  Our actions are based in the commitment for life and people, as subjects of their own future on the basis of acknowledging individual and colective potential.
  3. Genre equity and equality.  The state acknowledged and granted to people, what they deserve to promote equilibrium, justice and overcoming prevaling inequalities in our societies; free from discrimination based upon social, religious, identity/expresion of genre, sexual orientation, disability, ethnics or ethereal.
  4. Respect for diversity. Human condition to acknowledge and respect the existence of diverse social, cultural, racial and genre expressions, including the respect for biological diversity which supports life in our environment.
  5. Cooperation. Action to join will, capabilities and resources to reach common objectives in the benefit of communities and populations in risk conditions.
  6. Responsability. Coherent performance with the principles and values of the organization aiming to common well.
  7. Involvement.  Active engagement of people in processes, to forge their development and their communities’ , expressed in the exercise of free thinking and action.
  8. Interculturality. Respect to the different cultural expressions in the region, providing opportunities to participate, in equal conditions, rescuing ancestral wisdom related to risk management.

Principles:

  1. Humanitarian Principle: The human condition as a fundamental aspect in situations of crisis due to emergencies or disasters, without distinction of social status, ethnicity, culture, economics, politics, religion or any other kind of differences.
  2. Principle of equality. It refers to the pursuit of becoming a society where people exercise our power, personal and collectively in a full, autonomous, conscious and freeway.
  3. Principle of Equity: Means that men and women have the same possibility to enjoy the full exercise of their rights, enabling them to contribute with the national development in politics, economics, social and cultural areas.
  4. Principle of No Discrimination. Starting from the practice of eradicating sexism t workplaces. Joining national and refional agendas in the fight against the structural causes that yield women homicides and sexual violence.
  5. Principle of Transparency: The clean, hones, open development of action in the institutional management, always adhered to norms and principles in the daily activities.
  6. Principle of nonviolence against women. Not to tolerate any type of action that may represent violence against women, either physically, emotionally, morally, intellectually, economically, socially or politically.
  7. Principle of Respect for the environment. Involves respect, protection and care for natural resources in any and all actions and processes developed by the CRGR.
  8. Principle of action without damage. All interventions for humanitarian action are executed without any harm to eco systems or people.
  9. Generational principle. Every action of the CRGR must have as a norm the involvement and formation of the childhood and, to inspire generational relief.

Regulational Framework:

CRGR is an initiative, recognized and socially legitimated as well as institutionally both locally and regionally; operates from a regulatory framework with self-regulation statues. The national committees are composed of organizations that represent civil society.

Accordint to the constitution, the objective of CRGR is: “that through the interchange of experiences, learning, interaction and political incidence, we may progressively consolidate the capability of its members in matters of risk management, with the goal of promoting sustainable development of communities and vulnerable populations, based on the recognition of plurality, gender equity, tolerance, interculturality, generational focus, transparency and respect towards each country’s dynamics”.

CRGR is defined as “Regional network which coordinates actions between its national committees and natural allies, around shared objectives, mission, vision principles and focus; said actions promote the conscious and informed involvement or community organizations (mainly people in situation of high vulnerability), civil society, local and national government instances, academy representatives and other actors, through propositive dialogue and cooperation to impact in decisions’ making processes that offer solutions for vulnerabilities reduction, which structural causes have their base in the risk generating developing model”.