The Directorate of Meteorology and Hydrology of Paraguay (DMH, Dirección de Meteorología e Hidrología) is equipped with a station for...Read more
Between 1980 and 2015, more than 1,600 natural disasters hit Paraguay, affecting the lives of about one million people.
In Paraguay since 2001, COOPI is now working to strengthen the capacities of national and local actors to prevent and reduce the risk of disasters by training community brigades, elaborating contingency plans and applying the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for risk analysis and emergency management.
In this context, COOPI also coordinated the Disaster Risk Atlas of the Republic of Paraguay 2018 and took part in the modernization of the National Early Warning System for the inclusion of the needs of the elderly, sick or disabled.
Environment and of ecosystems protection is mandatory to mitigate the risk of disasters and reduce climate change impact on the most vulnerable rural populations. For this reason, COOPI collaborates with platforms and networks at regional level to protect the fragile ecosystems of the American Gran Chaco through the enhancement of local natural resources, contributing to sustainable human and territorial development.