WHAT IS CRIS?
In order to improve information and knowledge sharing throughout the CDEMA system, the CRIS provides access to information on all hazards including climate induced hazards and how to reduce risk from disasters to build disaster resilient states and promote regional sustainable development. The CRIS therefore facilitates the delivery of the CDEMA Clearing House function as articulated in the Agreement Establishing the CDEMA.
The CRIS platform falls in line with the Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Strategy 2014-2024 - Increasing knowledge management and learning for informed decision making. It also seeks to solve challenges which arise in coordinating fact-based information systems. These include:
- Lack of data and information
- Un-sustained hosting capacities
- Poor access to data and information
It is also CDEMA’s mandate to develop and maintain a comprehensive and reliable database of all relevant resources necessary to achieve the objectives of CDEMA and a system for updating such database.
Therefore, the CRIS through its Virtual Library, serves as a repository of key disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation documents including but not limited to model documents: policies, plans, procedures, guidelines, reports and profiles.
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