The Research Center for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (CIGIDEN) is a national disaster research body in Chile with several lines of research.
From the Center's about page:
Disasters of natural origin present a series of technological, social and political challenges. From CIGIDEN, we are generating scientific and technical knowledge to help improve the way the risk management cycle is approached in our country.
We are an association of four universities, which was born in response to the call made by CONICYT’s FONDAP program in its fourth national competition of Priority Areas Research Centers to address research on disasters and their consequences.
Our work is carried out under the conceptual framework of resilience, orienting our results towards the reduction of the initial impact of extreme events, and to restore and improve the functionality of the different systems that are affected by them in shorter periods.