Strategy for Disaster Reduction
Latin America and the Caribbean
Newsletter ISDR Inform - Latin America and the Caribbean
Socios en Acción
ECLAC organizes disaster impact assessment workshop in El Salvador
United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
(ECLAC) organized a workshop in El Salvador on its methodology for assessing
the socioeconomic and environmental impact of disasters.
Participants received an updated copy of ECLACs handbook for disaster impact assessment (LC/MEX/L.519) as well as a compilation of recent research papers on the subject. Two case studies were developed, one on water and sanitation and the other on agriculture and the Central American drought of 2001, so that students could carry out practical assessment exercises. A new module on disaster reduction projects was especially well received, as was the introduction of risk management into the general project cycle.
Certificates of participation were distributed at the closing ceremony, which was attended by the Secretary General of SICA, the Resident Coordinator of the UN System in El Salvador, the Italian Ambassador, and the Secretary General and Board of Directors of the Central American Coordination Center for Natural Disaster Prevention (CEPREDENAC).
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