International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
Latin America and the Caribbean   

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




Project: Community Networks for Disaster Prevention

These 3 CDs include role plays from a youth workshop conducted as part of the project entitled “Community Networks for Disaster Prevention,” which is currently underway in the Cañas-Lajas, Pirrís-Parrita and Reventazón-Parismina river basins.

The National Commission for Risk Prevention and Emergency Response (CNE) of Costa Rica, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Radio Netherland are implementing the project with the financial support of the European Commission Humanitarian Office (ECHO) in the framework of its Disaster Preparedness Program (DIPECHO).

Meter el Hombro: lo que puedes hacer por los demás (Pitching in: what you can do for others)

1. El caballo bayo (The bay horse) 2. Lucía y el corazón de Luis (Lucia and Luis' heart) 3. Dibujando emociones (Drawing emotions) 4. Juegos que juegan (Games to play) 5. Un día de lluvia (A rainy day) 6. Entre el lodo y el miedo (Between mud and fear) 7. La historia del emperador (The emperor's story) 8. Despertando (Awakening) 9. Por una causa (For a cause) 10. Montaña abajo (Downhill)

Viviendo lo que viene (Experiencing what may come)

1. La moto (The motorcycle) 2. Roberto y Julieta (Roberto and Julieta) 3. El dique (The dyke) 4. El grupo (The group) 5. Don Juan Testarudo (Stubborn Mr. Juan) 6. Costa Chucheca (The Black Shell Coast) 7. El campeonato de fútbol (Soccer championship) 8. Clavados y panzazos (Dives and belly flops) 9. El poeta (The poet) 10. El diario (The journal)

Cúcara Mácara (Eeny meeny miney moe)
This is a series of radio programs on disaster prevention intended for children. The main character is nothing less than a cockroach! That pesky insect is an expert when it comes to surviving any disaster situation, including the effects of a nuclear catastrophe.

“Cúcara Mácara”, named after the traditional game, has many things to teach humans about the creation of a culture of disaster prevention.

The information contained in each tale is based on the principles applied by the National Commission for Risk Prevention and Emergency Response (CNE) of Costa Rica, as well as on the socio-affective methodology called “Return to Happiness”, used by UNICEF when working with children and adolescents.

For additional information, please contact:
Sheily Vallejos, svallejos@cne.go.c
Documentation Center, CNE