UNISDR / Start Network

Public & Political Advocacy Management

Giving a Voice to Resilience

CADENA seeks to be present in the most important forums in order to influence decision-making in the field of Risk Management and Climate Change.

In this way, CADENA provides its experience of more than 14 years in global disasters, as well as in crisis management, motivating civil society, private initiative and governments to join in building a more resilient World.

Awards and Recognitions

Some of the awards that the CADENA team has received over the years for the work it performs.

CADENA was awarded the National Civilian Protection Award, in the Aid category, thanks to the fact that, for 10 years, we help people from 14 States of the Country.

On November 7 in the National Palace, the President of the Republic, Enrique Peña Nieto presented the National Civilian Protection Award. The award was received by CADENA at the hands of Ms. Hilda Mareyna.

This award, in addition to honoring CADENA, honors and motivates the Jewish community and Mexico, to move forward and raise the banner of social responsibility and comprehensive disaster risk management.

The Herzl Prize is a recognition granted by the Department of Zionist Activities of the World Zionist Organization through the Zionist Council of Mexico. It is done in honor of Theodore Herzl and rewards the effort and work done by someone from the Mexican Jewish Community younger than 44 who has stood out for his community commitment, Pro Israel and Pro Zionism.

Our Secretary General, Benjamin Laniado, was awarded for his work and activism. This event took place on October 27, 2015 at the Magen David Community Center.

With this award, CADENA intends to pay tribute to all the people who lead by example and encourage all the youth in our community to feel more identified and committed to Medinat Israel.

On October 30, 2014, the Secretary General of CADENA, Benjamin Laniado, was awarded the CLARES Social Responsibility award from the Anáhuac University.

This recognition extends to those people, organizations and institutions with exceptional performance and commitment to the most vulnerable social groups.

In 2017, the Mexico – Israel Institute of Culture recognized prominent personalities for their career in fields such as science, pedagogy, literature, journalism, arts and communication. The Institute delivered a medal to the founders of CADENA for their altruistic work in more than 12 years of humanitarian work.

The Mexican Congress invited us, within the framework of International Volunteers Day, to an event recognizing the invaluable work of volunteers and to pay tribute for their dedication, as well as that of the organizations that support it.

We are very honored to have been recognized for this wonderful work. True happiness is discovered when helping others.

Presence in the Most Important Forums

CADENA has been recognized worldwide as a leading organization in resilience building, disaster prevention and crisis response.

CADENA is a member of Start Network, becoming the first member of Latin American origin.

Start Network is an organization that brings together 39 organizations that carry out humanitarian aid around the world.

CADENA attended its assembly of organizations for the first time on November 16, 2016 in London, England. On behalf of CADENA, Mr. Benjamin Laniado, Secretary General of CADENA, assisted the event.

Sendai, Japan

The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was held from March 14 to 18, 2015. Our Secretary General, Benjamin Laniado, participated in different working groups, such as Lessons Learned in Mega Disasters.

For five days, dozens of governments, officials, activists, organizations, academics, scientists and members of the private sector presented their proposals, reflections and advances in the field of disasters with the aim of agreeing a new version of the framework of action on them.

Turkey, Istambul

On May 23 and 24, 2016, 6 thousand attendees within the Humanitarian Summit discussed the challenges and the future of humanitarian aid, in addition to the resurgence of violence faced by humanitarian professionals. CADENA participated through its Secretary General, Benjamin Laniado, who was also a speaker at the special session Religious Commitment: Contributions of Faith Communities to our Humanity.

Cartagena, Colombia

Our Secretary General, Benjamin Laniado, participated in the VI Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas, as a representative and speaker from Mexico.

Geneva, Switzerland

Our Secretary General, Benjamin Laniado, participated in the VI Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas, as a representative and speaker from Mexico.

Chiapas, Mexico

In 2015, our Secretary General and Promoter for Mexico in the Global Campaign “Developing Resilient Cities” by the United Nations, Benjamin Laniado, spoke about this campaign in the presence of the new presidents and municipal coordinators of civil protection, as well as headlines of the 15 Regional Centers of Civilian Protection and Firefighters in Chiapas.

From the facilities of the National School of Civilian Protection, Chiapas Campus, Governor Manuel Velasco Coello took protest to the Municipal Civil Protection Coordinators, who will act as Promoters of Resilient Communities, in order to sensitize the citizens of 122 municipalities about the risks that run in the presence of natural phenomena. This gives rise to the incorporation of Chiapas in the Disaster Risk Strategy.