This country is covered by UNISDR's Americas office.

This risk profile is currently being updated with new data from the 2013 Global Risk Update.
Nicaragua has a National Platform

Focal Points

National Platform, Hyogo Framework for Action

Sistema Nacional para la Prevención, Mitigación y Atención de Desastres (SINAPRED)

Contact: Ministro Asesor del Presidente de la Republica de Nicaragua para Gestion de Riesgos
Phone: (505) 2280-9910 (505)888-40312

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Institutional Structure / National Platform Description

In March, 2000, legislation was approved for the establishment of the National System for the Prevention, Mitigation of, and Attention to Disasters. The National Committee is the administrative entity of the system, whose role is to define the policies and plans of the system, and approve the annual budget directed to the national fund for disasters. The system has established commissions for sectorial initiatives for the execution of the plans adopted by the system. The legislation stipulates that the commissions shall be organized and coordinated at the ministerial level.
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HFA Progress Reports

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Other Policy, Plans & Statements

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Country Information

5.6 million
GDP 2007:
4.8 billion USD

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