International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
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Newsletter ISDR Inform - Latin America and the Caribbean
Issue: 13/2006- 12/2006 - 11/2005 - 10/2005 - 9/2004 - 8/2003 - 7/2003 - 6/2002 - 5/2002 - 4/2001- 3/2001

Disaster Reduction, EDUCATION AND YOUTH
International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
 

ISDR Informs - Latin America and the Caribbean
Issue 1, Year 1, 2000

Contents
Editorial
BUILDING A DISASTER PREVENTION CULTURE
 
Global ISDR
First Meeting of the Inter-Agency Task Force for Disaster Reduction
Guidelines for National Platforms for Disaster Reduction
Disaster prevention and the challenges of globalization
   
Contributions
A Colombian Testimonial: In San Cayetano, Hope Springs Anew
Community early warning systems:
A strategy for the local management of disaster reduction in Central America
   
Disaster in the Region
The United Nations 2000 Disaster Reduction Campaign
Disaster Reduction, Education And Youth
Activities Organised by the ISDR Secretariat
Local Activities and Events
FIRE MANAGEMENT IN COSTA RICA: A NOVEL EXPERIENCE
   
In the Spotlight
HemisphericEDUPLAN: A Pan-American Strategy for Reducing the
Vulnerability of the Education Sector to Disasters
The Roles of Technical Secretariats for the EDUPLANhemisférico
Second Hemispheric Conference On Disaster Reduction
In The Education Sector
Caracas, Venezuela, 2-4 October 2000
   
The Role of the University
United Nations Sponsor Creation Of Research Center For Disaster Management
At The Del Valle University In Guatemala
Cuba: Natural Disasters And The Construction Industry—A Matter Of Defense Preparedness
Colombia: Integrated Risk Management: A Holistic Vision of Disaster Prevention and Response
Venezuela: Emergency And Disaster Preparedness: An Experience In Training Undergraduate Medical Students
U.S.: Academic exchange with Latin America - one way of doing it
Central American Program for Human Resource Development in Seismology
Patagonia, Argentina: Regional Disaster Seminars
Center for Scientific Support in Disaster Situations (CENACID)
Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Contact information on other universities in the region that offer courses or graduate and postgraduate degrees in risk management
   
Disaster in the Region
THE EXPERT AS EVACUEE:
AN EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF THE VENEZUELAN FLOODS OF ’99
The impact of the 1997-1998 El Niño on the Andean Community of Nations
Remembering The Worst Earthquake In Latin America:
The Day The Apus Turned Their Backs On Peru
Relying on the Mass Media to Issue
Early Warnings of Tropical Cyclones: Experiences of the National Forecasting Center of Cuba
Forecast for the 2000 Hurricane Season
   
Partners in Action
Central American Community Network for Risk Management
Towards true community empowerment and involvement in risk management
The Inter-American Committee for Natural Disaster Reduction (IACNDR)
Facing the Challenge of Natural Disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean: An IDB Action Plan
Summary Facing the Challenge of Natural Disasters: An IDB Action Plan
Ibero-American Association for Civil Defense and Protection: A Balance of the First Four Years
Medellín’s Municipal Disaster Prevention and Response System (SIMPAD) and the Community Network for Disaster Prevention and Response
Unesco Program Capacity Building for Natural Disaster Reduction CBNDR
Central American Coordination Center for Natural Disaster Prevention (CEPREDENAC)
Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Coordination Program (PED-PAHO/WHO) to offer course for managers on health, disasters, and development
Forewarned, Forearmed, Forever Caribbean Disaster Readiness Manual
Legislation
   
Multimedia
News from CRID the Regional Disaster Information Center for Latin America and the Caribbean
 
The Controlled Disasters Vocabulary (cvd) Initiative
 
CRID Supports Disaster Information Management
 
The NEW CRID Web Site – MORE FUNCTIONAL, MORE USER-FRIENDLY
Launching of ISDR website
New Training Material On Disaster Mitigation from PAHO/WHO
Seismic Risk: Program for Schools, Didactic Guide for Teachers Civil Defense Spain, General Directorate for Civil Protection
Disaster Prevention: Living in Harmony with Nature
Microzoning of Risks and Resources: Validity of methodological support
Community Participation in Local Safety Management —
Experience of the National Emergency Office of the Interior Ministry of Chile, ONEMI
“Education and Disaster Prevention”
From Disasters to Sustainable Human Development in Central America
   
Calendar


ISDR Informs – a Magazine for Latin America and the Caribbean,
is produced by the Regional Unit for Latin America and the Caribbean, part
of the UN Inter Agency Secretariat for the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction in Geneva.

The information and opinions expressed in this magazine do not necessarily
reflect the policies of the ISDR Secretariat.

Credits:
Editor: Helena Molin Valdés
General Production: Margarita Villalobos M.
Graphic Design: Mario Barrantes
Translation: Hermann Steffen
Photographs: Pedro Basabe (cover photo), H. Molin, M. Villalobos,
Jaime Valdés A., Juan Carlos Villagran, OPS/OMS, SUMA, Claudio Osorio.
Printed by: Impresora Comercial La Nación, Costa Rica

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to the support of the Swedish Agency for International Development (SIDA)

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