Based in Santiago, Chile CIGIDEN is the National Research Center for the Integrated Management of Natural Disasters. CIGIDEN brings together world class researchers from the natural and physical sciences, Engineering and technology, Health and social sciences to understand, anticipate and mitigate the potential consequences of disasters with a systemic and multi-threat approach.

Risk Management Solutions (RMS)rms_logo

RMS is the largest worldwide catastrophe risk modelling company, with more than 1000 personnel. RMS has deep experience on the research and development of probabilistic hazard and risk models across a range of natural and manmade catastrophe perils.


Tearfund is a relief and development agency working to address poverty in the world’s poorest countries. The organisation works with communities and local faith-based organisations to catalyse change with and by the poor. Resilience is one of their core thematic areas: unless communities are able to adapt to shocks and stresses then long term development and poverty alleviation is unlikely.

Global Earthquake Model (GEM)gem_logo

The GEM Foundation is a public-private partnership that drives a global collaborative effort in which science is applied to develop high-quality resources for transparent assessment of earthquake risk and to facilitate their application for risk management around the globe. GEM’s collaborative efforts are building a heightened public understanding and awareness of seismic risk, leading to increased earthquake resilience worldwide.