In July 2016 The World Bank Latin-American and Caribbean Region (LCR) launched an open call for managing and owning CAPRA online platform. Uniandes was selected after a panel evaluated the proposal taking into account criteria such as technical quality of the proposal, international support of the proposal and knowledge and experience with CAPRA.
Universidad de los Andes (Uniandes) is a highly recognized Colombian university, research institution and non-for-profit organization founded in 1948. It has been officially accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
Within Uniandes, CAPRA (Probabilistic Risk Assessment) platform will be led and supported by the following research centers of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering: the Research Center on Materials and Civil Infrastructure - CIMOC, and the Center of Studies on Disaster and Risk – CEDERI, which develops multidisciplinary research and consulting work related to disaster risk management and disaster risk reduction.
The main objective is to maintain, update, improve and disseminate the capabilities, information, software, methodologies and knowledge that have been integrated through several years in the CAPRA platform. Uniandes attempts to keep the website and all the current content open and available to any person or organization interested in accessing this valuable information. In addition, Uniandes will offer technical support and orientation for development of new methodologies and software in disaster risk assessment projects.