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.