The Regional Disaster Information Center for Latin America and the Caribbean (CRID) received a US$ 40,000 award from the Elsevier Foundation, a world renowned publisher in the area of medicine and health sciences.

The award was for the category “Innovative libraries in developing countries.” The Foundation provides annual grants to libraries in developing countries to enhance their capacity in the fields of science, technology, and medicine. The award will be used to strengthen the Central American Network for Disaster and Health Information, as well as the Andean Network of Virtual Libraries for Disaster Prevention and Relief. The award recognizes the work of CRID, which, for more than a decade, has given specialists and the general public access to disaster-related information, thereby promoting a culture of prevention. For more information, write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..