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NEED FOR CDRN
India is vulnerable to disasters be it floods, storms, droughts, cyclones, earthquakes, snowfall or avalanches. The scale and intensity of disasters has and is increasing over the years. The present lack of an organized information system for disaster response to match needs at District, State, andNational levels with an integration of Corporates, Government and Relief agencies is required. Thus the need of the hour is to develop a supply chain management system that would connect the local Needs with available resources i.e., human, financial or products.

This is to work towards getting The Right Aid to the Right People at the Right Time™

WHAT IS CDRN?
Community Disaster Resource Network (CDRN) is a web based supply chain management system that helps Relief agencies, Response agencies and Local governments access and feed in real time information on products and services required for emergency humanitarian relief. Thereby enabling an efficient logistics, administrative and financial resources based emergency preparedness, response and rehabilitation tool.

MISSION OF CDRN
Facilitating an efficient real time supply chain management system for effective deployment of resources - financial, material, volunteers and skilled professionals for preparedness, response and rehabilitation for times of emergencies.

For more Information download our Information Kit:
http://cdrn.org.in/downloads/cdrn.pdf

A Preparedness and Response Tool for Supply Chain Management of Humanitarian Relief for times of Disasters and emergencies with a focus on Online and Offline Stakeholder Engagement For India across Geographies.

  • DE mediated Public Domain Free Technology Platform for stakeholders of Civil Society, Government, Product Suppliers and Private Sector to highlight Needs and Offers to integrate Supply Chain Management Real Time.
  • Proactive process to integrate Stakeholders across India through online and offline integration alignment.
  • Supplier Base creation for procurement process of humanitarian relief needs to match needs and offers
  • Public domain information sharing enhances effective transparent and accountable peer review credibility model.
  • Process to promote quality of aid driven by needs.
  • Two years start up implementation has been completed with online users registering daily.
  • Strong Government, Civil Society and Private Sector relationship is established and needs to develop to an engaged stakeholder model.

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Vinod C Menon
Chairman, Community Disaster Resource Network (CDRN)

Over 30 years of experience of disaster risk management, public administration, human resource development, training, research and public policy consulting at international and national levels, of which 18 years experience has been in the field of disaster risk reduction, coastal resilience and climate change adaptation. Extensive experience in policy formulation, preparation of Guidelines, conceptualisation of mitigation projects for disaster management, development planning, climate change, environmental issues, public administration and sustainable development concerns. Nominated by the Prime Minister of India as a Founder Member of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Government of India, with the status of a Union Minister of State in the Government of India, and worked in this capacity from 28th September 2005 till 27th September 2010.

Proficiency in formulation of policies and strategies for disaster management. Responsible for bringing out several Guidelines for NDMA, including the National Disaster Management Guidelines on Management of Earthquakes, Management of Tsunamis, Role of the National Institute of Disaster Management, Role of NGOs in Disaster Management and on Ensuring Multi- Hazard Resilience of Bank-financed Housing and Infrastructure Projects. Contributed significantly to the formulation of the National Policy for Disaster Management 2009 for the Government of India.

Proficiency in best practices on Government policies on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation vis-à-vis bilateral/multilateral policies.

Vinod Menon has worked for international organisations including the World Bank, UNDP, UNESCAP, UNICEF, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, GTZ, USAID, ADB and other co-financing international and Indian agencies. Experienced with NGO project implementation and monitoring and facilitated the setting up of the Sphere India Network with humanitarian assistance organisations, development NGOs, United Nations and Government institutions.

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