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Universidad de los Andes


Universidad de los Andes is an autonomous, independent, and innovative institution that fosters pluralism, tolerance, and respect for ideas. It aims for academic excellence while providing rigorous critical and ethical character development, in order to enhance in all students the awareness of their social and citizenship responsibilities, as well as a firm commitment to the society.

The university's student body, in an environment of interdisciplinary and flexible integral character development, becomes the chief agent of the educational process. A highly skilled, knowledgeable, and prestigious faculty facilitates the development of an outstanding academic and professional life project that supports research, contributes to the development of the country, and transcends its geographical boundaries.

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National Unit for Disaster Risk Management in Colombia (NGRD)
(Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres de Colombia-UNGRD)


We are the unit that directs, guides and coordinates Risk Management Disaster in Colombia, strengthening the capacities of public, private, community organizations and society in general, with the explicit purpose of contributing to improving the quality of life of people and sustainable development through knowledge risk reduction and management of disasters associated with natural phenomena, socio-natural, technological and human unintentional.

It is expected, by 2017 the Unit will have achieved empower national and international authorities, public or private entities and society in general about their responsibility for managing disaster risk is concerned, promoting social participation in monitoring institutional performance, promoting optimal use of technology in the field and significantly reducing risk conditions, loss of lives and costs associated with disasters.

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