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KOBE UNIVERSITY
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Kobe University

The Japanese International Corporation Agency (JICA) conducted in the beautiful city of Kobe, Japan, at one of their most prestigious University, “Kobe University” the world first course on the topic of  disaster mitigation “Mitigation Strategy for Mega-Urban cities Earthquake Disaster” where the techniques and new tendencies on the topic of disaster mitigation within the context of risk management that are now been implemented in countries like Japan, United States, England, was discussed at length. At this course Panama was represented by Paramedic, Patricio Jordan, of the “Caja de Seguro Social”. At the end of the course an international organization was form in order to conduct and follow up mitigation projects in each country.  The year after a link was made between Patricio Jordan and Manuel Calderon, both paramedics, whom has been involved in the risk management field for quite some time.  Moved by the great suffering of the community, because of natural disaster that strikes the region. P.D.M.I. Panama Disaster Mitigation Initiative, was founded.

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WHEN DISASTER STRIKES
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Objective:

P.D.M.I.  Primary objective is to plan and execute disaster mitigation projects that will prepare the community to confront future disasters. Focusing on the areas where traditionally there is poor governmental involvement, such as education, investigation, prevention, rehabilitation after the disaster. And to establish long term relationships with our sponsors and collaborators, in order to facilitate the help that they may want to deliver to the areas affected soon after a disaster has struck.

Mission:

P.D.M.I. mission is to elaborate and execute disaster mitigation projects that will result in the better preparation of the community to confront future disasters.

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