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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
International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

ISDR Informs - Latin America and the Caribbean
Issue 10, 2005


WCDR adopts the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the resilience of nations and communities

Global ISDR
Highlights from the WCDR-2005
Hyogo Declaration Kobe, Hyogo, Japan 18-22 January 2005
Celebrating the International Day for Disaster Reduction October 13, 2004
National Platforms for Disaster Reduction
18th United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction Selection Process 2005
Platform for the Promotion of Early Warning
Disasters and threats in the Region
El Niņo Phenomenon and the Central American Agriculture Sector
ECLAC The 2004 Hurricane Season in the Caribbean Caused Losses that Exceeded $2.1 billion
Information and knowledge: Considerations for the adequate management of disaster information centers
Partners in Action
Health Preparedness for Volcanic Eruptions in Ecuador and Colombia DIPECHO/PAHO Project
Strengthening local capacities in Andean high-risk scenarios
CIIFEN Taking a step forward for the risk management of the El Nino Phenomenon
The Latin American and Caribbean Meeting on Education for Risk and Disaster Reduction
Regional Technical Meeting a Communication and Public Information Strategy for Risk and Disaster Reduction
Regional Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean in preparation for the WCDR Quito, Ecuador, September 16-17, 2004
Risk and disaster management: practical and concrete elements for sustainable development
Twenty-third Forum of ARQUISUR Seventh International Congress: "Architecture in High-Risk Areas"
Enhancing regional and local capacities through the development of a Central American network for disaster and health information (CANDHI).
Formulating and implementating a strategic framework for vulnerability reduction and disaster preparedness in the Dominican Republic, 2004-2008
Creation of an integrated model for disaster information management
Post-Disaster financing mechanisms
Reference and Learning Modules for Participants in Disaster Preparedness Training Program on Disaster Preparedness
How to prevent wildfires: Learning through play
A new CD that gathers relevant information Habitat at Risk
The multimedia tool entitled Warning SEISM!- Seismic Prevention in Schools
Voices of Victims and their Families Five years after Hurricane Mitch
Habitat at Risk: Latin American Experiences
A new CD that includes Information Resources on Education for Disaster Reduction
Disaster risk reduction 1994-2004 A set of 3 CD-ROMs
The Riskland DVD: Promoting a culture of disaster prevention
Living with Risk a global review of disaster reduction initiatives Volume I and II

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.

Editor: Elina Palm
General Production: Margarita Villalobos
Graphic Design:Karina Barrantes
Cover Design:Karina Barrantes
Elina Palm, PAHO/ WHO,
J. Jenkins, UNDRO,

Translation: Roberto Prado
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The publication of “ISDR Informs”
was made possible thanks to the
support of the Swedish International
Development Cooperation Agency
(SIDA), as part of the Swedish
contribution to the ISDR Secretariat
regional work in Latin America and
the Caribbean.

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