Matchmaking Roundtables
American Red Cross
American Red Cross

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, the American Red Cross is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope; our communities are ready and prepared for disasters; everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products; all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives. The American Red Cross is part of a global network dedicated to relieving human suffering. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is made up from 190 individual National Societies dedicated to the Fundamental Principles of Humanity, Neutrality, Impartiality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality. Around 17 million Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers play an essential role in supporting their communities throughout the world.

www.redcross.org
Canadian Armed Forces
Canadian Armed Forces

At any given time, the Government of Canada can call upon the Canadian Armed Forces to undertake missions for the protection of Canada and Canadians and the maintenance of international peace and stability. This policy ensures the Canadian Armed Forces will be prepared to: Detect, deter and defend against threats to or attacks on Canada; Detect, deter and defend against threats to or attacks on North America in partnership with the United States, including through NORAD; Lead and/or contribute forces to NATO and coalition efforts to deter and defeat adversaries, including terrorists, to support global stability; Lead and/or contribute to international peace operations and stabilization missions with the United Nations, NATO and other multilateral partners; Engage in capacity building to support the security of other nations and their ability to contribute to security abroad; Provide assistance to civil authorities and law enforcement, including counter-terrorism, in support of national security and the security of Canadians abroad; Provide assistance to civil authorities and nongovernmental partners in responding to international and domestic disasters or major emergencies; and Conduct search and rescue operations.

forces.ca/en
Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator
Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator

The Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator is a coalition of 27 Caribbean countries; IDB, World Bank, OECS, CARICOM and other global partners united to make the Caribbean the World’s First Climate-Smart Zone. The Accelerator catalyzes and accelerates priority initiatives toward a Climate-Smart Zone, delivering resilience, social development, and broad-based economic growth for the Caribbean. The central objective of the Accelerator is to help transform the region’s economy through fast-tracking sound public and private investment opportunities which support climate action and economic growth.

www.caribbeanaccelerator.org
CDEMA - Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
CDEMA - Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) is a regional inter-governmental agency for disaster management in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and comprises 19 Participating States. The Agency was established in 1991 as CDERA (Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency) with primary responsibility for the coordination of emergency response and relief efforts to Participating States that require such assistance. It transitioned to CDEMA in 2009 to fully embrace the principles and practice of Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM). CDM is an integrated and proactive approach to disaster management and seeks to reduce the risk and loss associated with natural and technological hazards and the effects of climate change to enhance regional sustainable development. The CDEMA, being the regional disaster management body, serves as facilitator, driver, coordinator and motivating force for the promotion and engineering of Comprehensive Disaster Management in all Participating States.

www.cdema.org
CEPREDENAC - Coordination Center for the Prevention of Natural Disasters in Central America
CEPREDENAC - Coordination Center for the Prevention of Natural Disasters in Central America

The Executive Secretariat of CEPREDENAC negotiates, advises and manages regional programs, implemented through national fund and international cooperation. The Programs and Projects Portfolio are constantly updated and has been established according to needs and priorities, in consultation with national authorities. CEPREDENAC’s coordination model is based on optimizing resources, fostering Disaster Risk Management institutionalization in all sectors.

www.cepredenac.org
Clinton Foundation
Clinton Foundation

Building on a lifetime of public service, President Clinton established the Clinton Foundation on the simple belief that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, everyone has a responsibility to act, and we all do better when we work together. As an operating foundation, the Foundation works on issues directly or with strategic partners from the business, government, and non-profit sectors to create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service - improving the lives of people across the United States and around the world. The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery was established in 2017 to support response and recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean. The CGI Action Network convenes cross-sector leaders to develop Commitments to Action, new projects to address recovery and resilience priorities in the Caribbean.

www.clintonfoundation.org
CLRAH - Regional Logistics Center for Humanitarian Assistance; Panama
CLRAH - Regional Logistics Center for Humanitarian Assistance; Panama

The Regional Logistics Center for Humanitarian Assistance (CLRAH) establishes itself as a logistics platform for humanitarian assistance enabling the facilitation of activities such as, the reception, handling, storage and the redistribution of provisions & equipment, as well as the deployment of human resources, without contravening any other related activity, for efficient humanitarian assistance management against national and international emergencies and hence, fortifying countries of the region. The CLRAH was established to strengthen the response capacities of national civil and humanitarian protection systems whilst promoting professionalism and logistical and humanitarian capabilities in the region.

www.mingob.gob.pa/hub-humanitario
DRI International
DRI International

Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) is the non-profit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters by providing education, accreditation, and thought leadership in business continuity and related fields. Founded in 1988, DRI has certified 15,000+ resilience professionals in 100+ countries and at 95 percent of Fortune 100 companies. DRI offers 15 individual certifications, including the globally recognized CBCP certification, and certifies resilient enterprises. DRI offers training programs with specialties in multiple languages, continuing education, an annual conference, and supports charitable activities through the DRI Foundation. DRI is an ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization, an ISO/TC 292 Liaison, a CQI/IRCA Training Partner, a NICCS Training Provider, a UNDRR ARISE Partner, and is recognized by the U.S. Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill and the GSA Schedule.

www.drii.org
French Armed Forces in the West Indies
French Armed Forces in the West Indies

The French Armed Forces in the West Indies (Forces Armées aux Antilles - FAA), based on the islands of Martinique & Guadeloupe, guarantee the protection of these French overseas territories and organize regional cooperation. Thanks to coordination with the French Armed Forces in Guyana (FAG), the French Forces in the West Indies represent a foremost aero-maritime-prevailing joint military structure. The Defence Base of the French West Indies, created in January 2011 and consisting of about 1,300 soldiers and 300 civilians, is responsible for the common support and general administration of the organisms, departments and operational units belonging to the French Defence Ministry that are stationed in the West Indies. The soldiers posted in the West Indies belong to the Army, Air-force and Navy.

www.defense.gouv.fr
GlobalGiving
GlobalGiving

The Disaster Recovery Network at GlobalGiving is transforming humanitarian aid and philanthropy by shifting decision-making power to crises-affected communities through trust-based grantmaking and support. We make it easy, quick, and safe to support local people who understand what their community needs are and who will remain long after the cameras are gone. Our network comprises thousands of local non-profit organizations in more than 170 countries—backed by thousands of generous funders. Local organizations are key to disaster relief and recovery, and we connect them with donors directly so that communities can receive funding within days of an event. Since 2004, the Disaster Recovery Network at GlobalGiving has partnered with hundreds of non-profits to deliver close to $70M to countries facing disasters and humanitarian emergencies. GlobalGiving is the largest global crowdfunding community connecting non-profits, donors, and companies in nearly every country. GlobalGiving is a non-profit that makes it easy and safe to give to projects anywhere in the world, while providing local organizations the tools, training, and support they need to become more effective.

www.globalgiving.org
GNDR - Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction
GNDR - Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction

The Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) is the largest international network of civil society organisations (CSOs) that work to strengthen resilience and reduce disaster risks in communities worldwide. GNDR represents and convenes CSOs in international spaces with regard to the Sendai framework implementation and monitoring, making sure that the voices of its 700+ Full Member organisations, spread across 107 countries, are heard. Through its ECOSOC Special Consultative status, GNDR and its members can formally participate in all formal UN consultation processes. GNDR has a longstanding relationship and collaborates closely with UNISDR, as well as formal partnership agreements to collaborate with the EU in humanitarian and development matters. The GNDR Flagship programme ‘Views from the Frontline’ (VFL) has mobilised in the past over 500 organisations, and reached out to approximately 95,000 stakeholders in communities in 69 countries, monitoring the progress of international disaster risk reduction efforts at a local level for the past 10 years.

www.gndr.org
GVF
GVF

The GVF is the global association of the satellite industry. Founded in 1997, it brings together organizations engaged in the delivery of advanced broadband and narrowband satellite services to consumers, and commercial and government enterprises worldwide. Headquartered in London, GVF is an independent non-profit organization with member companies from every region of the world. The organization represents every sector of the satellite industry, including fixed and mobile satellite operators, satellite network operators, teleports, satellite earth station manufacturers, system integrators, value added and enhanced service providers, telecom carriers, consultants, law firms, users, and now, Earth imaging companies.

www.gvf.org
Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International

For more than 20 years, Habitat for Humanity has been working in Disaster Response, offering a variety of interventions to help vulnerable families and communities recover from devastating disasters and conflicts. Habitat’s recovery initiatives include shelter and settlements interventions with an end goal of sustainable development. They include emergency shelter kits, transitional shelters, core and incremental building; complete new house construction, repairs and reconstruction; and retrofitting to enhance resistance to hazards. Access to land, affirmation of tenure rights, access to clean water and improved sanitation complement this enabling strategy.

Habitat supports holistic approaches to working with families and communities who have been affected by disasters. In addition to shelter, community needs can include restoration of livelihoods, education, skills training, concerns for safety, and maintaining valuable social networks. In collaboration with community leaders, local government, humanitarian aid and development organizations and the affected families themselves, Habitat works in more than 70 countries trying to address these needs where appropriate.

www.habitat.org
Haiti Ministry of Public Health & Population (MSPP)
Haiti Ministry of Public Health & Population (MSPP)

The Ministry of Public Health and Population is the executive body responsible for formulating and implementing the National Public Health policy. Their mission is to guarantee to all citizens without distinction the right to life, to health and to provide them, in all territorial communities, with the appropriate means for the protection, maintenance and restoration of their health. The ministry's main objective is to ensure the reduction of morbidity and mortality, linked to the main identified health problems, from an adequate, efficient, accessible and universal health system.

www.mspp.gouv.ht
IFRC - Global Shelter Cluster
IFRC - Global Shelter Cluster

The Global Shelter Cluster (GSC) is an Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) coordination mechanism that supports people affected by natural disasters and internally displaced people affected by conflict with the means to live in safe, dignified and appropriate shelter. The GSC enables better coordination among all shelter actors, including local and national governments, so that people who need shelter assistance get help faster and receive the right kind of support. The GSC is a public platform co-chaired by IFRC and UNHCR at the global level, it has 45 partners who participate on a regular basis. IFRC is convener of the Shelter Cluster in natural disasters while UNHCR leads the Shelter Cluster in conflict situations.

www.sheltercluster.org
IFRC - International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IFRC - International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian network, with 190 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and around 17 million volunteers. IFRC works to strengthen and accompany National Societies, so that they may better address current and future challenges. We support coordination of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network before, during and after disasters and crises. Together, we reach more than 160 million people with life-saving and life-changing support annually.

www.ifrc.org
IOM - International Organization for Migration
IOM - International Organization for Migration

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the UN Migration Agency. It was established in 1951, and is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. With 172 member states, 8 states holding observer status, and Offices in over 100 countries, it works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. IOM participates in the humanitarian responses and offers migration services in emergency and post – crisis situations to assist the needs of individuals and affected communities. It also, provides technical support to improve the conditions of populations affected by the crisis which leads to saving lives through the identification and implementation of comprehensive durable solutions to end displacement.

rosanjose.iom.int
Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a global team of humanitarians working together on the front lines of today’s biggest crises to create a future of possibility, where everyone can prosper. Our mission: to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. In more than 40 countries around the world, over 5,600 team members work side by side with people living through poverty, disaster, violent conflict and the acute impacts of climate change. We’re committed to creating global change through local impact — 85 percent of our team members are from the countries where they work. We bring a comprehensive approach to every challenge, addressing problems from multiple angles. And we go beyond emergency aid, partnering with local governments, forward-thinking corporations, social entrepreneurs and people living in fragile communities to develop bold solutions that make lasting change possible.

www.mercycorps.org
NetHope
NetHope

NetHope empowers committed organizations to change the world through the power of technology. NetHope, a consortium of almost 60 leading global non-profits, unites with technology companies and funding partners to design, fund, implement, adapt, and scale innovative approaches to solve development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges. Together, the NetHope community strives to transform the world, building a platform of hope for those who receive aid and those who deliver it.

www.nethope.org
Saint Lucia National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO)
Saint Lucia National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO)

The role of the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) is to develop, test and implement adequate measures to protect the population of Saint Lucia from the physical, social, environmental and economic effects of both natural and man-made disasters. Its responsibility is to ensure the efficient functioning of preparedness, prevention, mitigation and response actions.

nemo.gov.lc
Save the Children
Save the Children

Around the world, too many children still start life at a disadvantage simply because of who they are and where they are from. Present in 120 countries, Save the Children has a bold ambition: we believe in a world in which all children survive, have the chance to learn, and are protected from abuse, neglect and exploitation. In LAC, Save the Children is present in Bolivia, Haiti, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, Colombia, Nicaragua, with Member Offices in Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Honduras, and work with partners in several other countries in the Region. Save the Children works in humanitarian and development contexts, trying to reach the most deprived children.

www.savethechildren.net
ShelterBox
ShelterBox

ShelterBox is an international disaster relief organisation that provides emergency shelter to families devastated by disaster. We provide the tools and training to help rebuild homes and communities and to transform lives. Founded in the UK in the year 2000, ShelterBox works with families around the world who have been affected by extreme weather events, seismic activity, and conflict to help promote recovery through the provision of timely emergency shelter.

www.shelterbox.org
SINAPROC Panama - National Civil Protection System
SINAPROC Panama - National Civil Protection System

The main goal of the National Civil Protection System of Panama (SINAPROC) is to plan, research, lead, supervise, and organize the policies and actions aimed at assessing the damage that can be caused by natural and anthropogenic disasters. It is responsible for executing disaster prevention, mitigation, preparedness, intervention and restoration policies and plans, and oversees all risk management actions based on territorial vulnerability. Its objectives also include: Incorporate risk management in operational & development plans; Promote citizen participation in the risk management process; Guarantee timely and effective interventions for the population in the event of emergencies or disasters; and Channel resources to support the development of risk management plans, programs and projects.

sinaproc.gob.pa
SOUTHCOM - U.S. Southern Command HQs
SOUTHCOM - U.S. Southern Command HQs

United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), located in Miami, Fla., is one of ten unified Combatant Commands (COCOMs) in the Department of Defense. SOUTHCOM is responsible for providing contingency planning, operations, and security cooperation in its assigned Area of Responsibility which includes: Central America, South America, and The Caribbean (except U.S. commonwealths, territories, and possessions). The command is also responsible for the force protection of U.S. military resources at these locations. SOUTHCOM is also responsible for ensuring the defense of the Panama Canal. Under the leadership of a four-star commander, SOUTHCOM is a joint command comprised of more than 1,200 military and civilian personnel representing the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and several other federal agencies. U.S. engagement and commitment in the region reflects our enduring promise of friendship, partnership and solidarity with the Americas, and our cooperation supports a prosperous, and secure hemisphere.

www.southcom.mil
UK Ministry of Defence - British High Commission Kingston
UK Ministry of Defence - British High Commission Kingston

The UK Ministry of Defence has Defence Attaches for Latin America and the Caribbean in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Jamaica and Mexico. Several of these Attaches also have non-resident accreditation to neighbouring countries. The UK maintains a training support base in Belize, in partnership with the Belize Government, has military liaison officers at US NORTHCOM (Colorado Springs) and SOUTHCOM (Miami), and the Joint Inter-agency Task Force (South) - JIATF(S) (Key West). A permanent Navy vessel, currently an Offshore Patrol Vessel, HMS MEDWAY, is in the region, with a role in HADR support during the hurricane season and in support of JIATF(S) at other times – this maritime presence is typically increased during the hurricane season. Reserve Defence Forces are based in Bermuda and Montserrat, with work ongoing to establish the same in the Cayman Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands, whilst Police Marine Units are active in all British Overseas Territories (OTs); most of the OTs are members of CDEMA. With strong historical and professional links across the region the UK conducts an active programme of training and capacity-building with partner countries, using a combination of short-term training teams deployed to the region and residential courses in the UK.

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence
UNHRD - UN Humanitarian Response Depot / WFP
UNHRD - UN Humanitarian Response Depot / WFP

UNHRD is a network of depots located in Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Spain, and Panama that procures, manages and transports emergency supplies for the humanitarian community. It is a one stop shop for partners, offering free storage, procurement, transport, handling, and technical field expertise. Recognized as a leader in pre-positioning, storage and handling of emergency supplies and support equipment, the Network manages strategic emergency relief stocks. These stocks include medical kits, shelter items, ready-to-use foods, IT equipment and operational support assets, for a growing base of user organizations - all designed to strengthen and enhance organizational response efforts at the onset of an emergency. UNHRD in Panama plays a leading role in emergency preparedness and response for Latin America and the Caribbean, and is generously made available by the Government of Panama.

www.unhrd.org
UNICEF - UN Children
UNICEF - UN Children's Fund

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Together with our partners, we work to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere. The UNICEF Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, guided by the SDGs and located in Panama City, coordinates and supervises the work of UNICEF in 36 countries and territories through 24 national country programs to promote the rights and well-being of all children and adolescents in the region. It also advocates to promote investment and public policies focused on children and adolescents, developing regional alliances to achieve the objectives defined in the Regional Operational Management Plan 2018-2021.

www.unicef.org/lac
UNOCHA - Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
UNOCHA - Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

OCHA has had a presence in Latin America and the Caribbean since 2003. The regional office (ROLAC), which since 2005 has its headquarters in Panama City (Republic of Panama), covers 48 countries and territories. OCHA maintains a presence in Bolivia, with a regional mobile focus, and in Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Peru through the Humanitarian Advisory Teams (HATs). HAT teams are a key component of OCHA's presence in the region, allowing for greater preparedness and localized response capacity and supporting the development of key operational alliances at the country level. In addition, the ROLAC office supports OCHA's national offices in Colombia, Haiti, and Venezuela. ROLAC coordinates the Regional Group on Risks, Emergencies and Disasters for Latin America and the Caribbean (REDLAC), a regional inter-institutional platform that facilitates a more coherent preparation and response to emergencies from the regional to the global level and to the national level. Through a sectoral group or cluster system approach, it facilitates the understanding and development of appropriate mechanisms when responding to emergencies.

www.unocha.org/rolac
UNPD - UN Secretariat Procurement Division
UNPD - UN Secretariat Procurement Division

The United Nations Secretariat Procurement Division (UNPD) aims at providing best value for money in the timely acquisition of goods and services to enable UN Secretariat entities deliver their mandates and achieve their objectives globally. UNPD’s clients range from peacekeeping and special political Missions, over Headquarters and Offices Away from Headquarters to Tribunals and other UN entities. Goods and Services include requirements in the Categories of Aviation, Transportation, Vehicles, Engineering, Food, Fuel, Financial & Professional Services, Security, Medical and IT & Communications, among others. UNPD does business with vendors from all over the world and is actively working at increasing its sources of supply from developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

www.un.org/Depts/ptd
USACE - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
USACE - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is to deliver vital public and military engineering services; partnering in peace and war to strengthen our nation’s security, energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approximately 37,000 dedicated Civilians and Soldiers delivering engineering services to customers in more than 130 countries worldwide.

www.usace.army.mil
USAID - U.S. Agency for International Development
USAID - U.S. Agency for International Development

USAID's Bureau for Management provides centralized administrative services which include: logistical, financial, operational program support, information technology, and procurement services for the Agency. The Office of Acquisition and Assistance serves as part of the development team to create award packages that attract effective development partners, negotiate for the best services and goods at reasonable cost, and efficiently secure and allow us to administer awards to meet our development mission.

www.usaid.gov
World Vision
World Vision

World Vision is a global Christian humanitarian, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by addressing the causes of poverty and injustice. Our Christian faith teaches us that children, regardless of gender, religion or race, are a precious gift to the entire world - and that their wellbeing concerns us all. We shall never rest while children suffer in situations that we can change. We bring life-saving support in times of disaster. Since 1950, World Vision has helped millions of boys, girls and families, providing emergency support to those affected by natural and social disasters; creating long-term solutions within communities to fight poverty and promote justice. We help poor communities to take charge of their futures. We work with policy makers to change the way the world works for children. There are no other conditions linked to the support we offer more than the human need to express and receive solidarity.

www.wvi.org