DesInventar Open Source Initiative                                                            
DesInventar is a conceptual and methodological tool for the generation of National Disaster Inventories and the construction of databases of damage, losses and in general the effects of disasters.

These methodologies and software has been developed by the DesInventar Project team with support from the following Institutions and Partners:

La Red
DesInventar is a project of LA RED, The Network of Social Studies on Disaster Prevention in Latin America. LA RED is a non-profit NGO with over 17 years of activities mainly in Latin America, the Caribbean and now Asia and Africa.
UNISDR, the UNITED NATIONS SECRETARIAT OF THE INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION is the host and main sponsor of the development and dissemination of DesInventar, especially in Asia, Africa and Oceania.
The generous contribution of UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME has partially funded the effort of DesInventar-web. UNDP has also provided its continous support spreading the ideas, methodology and tools around the world.
Special thanks to OSSO (Observatorio Sismológico del Sur Occidente) of Universidad del Valle, where the inception of the project took place. OSSO/UniValle support has been crucial for over 12 years to let DesInventar Project reach its maturity.

RobotSearch Software has provided countless man-hour of development to the project as a contribution to make this planet a better place. It also provides free hosting to and

Powered by Apache Web Server
powered by Apache Tomcat JSP server
DesInventar on-line is powered by wonderful and freely available Apache Software Foundation open source products: Apache HTTP server and Apache Tomcat (JSP/Servlet container).
IBM-Cognos Incorporated, world leader in Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management software has provided financial support to the project, especially in the aftermath of the Tsunami of December 2004.
Optimized with YourKit Java Profiler
DesInventar on-line has been greatly optimized in both speed and memory usage using Yourkit Java Profiler. YourKit, LLC. freely provided a license to the project.