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30 Jul 2010 description

Inundaciones: aprendiendo de anteriores operaciones de emergencia y recuperación proporciona una síntesis y una introducción sobre distintas lecciones clave aprendidas de evaluaciones realizadas a respuestas humanitarias de emergencia y recuperación ante inundaciones en África, Asia y América durante los =FAltimos veinte años.

Va dirigido a personas que trabajan en operaciones de emergencia y de recuperación ante inundaciones, a aquellas que tienen que decidir sobre la necesidad de intervenir, cuándo y cómo. Asimismo, se proporciona una selección de referencias bibliográficas y al final …

31 Mar 2010 description

Leçons tirées d’opérations de secours et de reconstruction précédentes La réponse aux catastrophes dans un environnement urbain présente un grand nombre de difficultés. Les organisations humanitaires ont souvent une plus grande expérience des réponses aux catastrophes en milieu rural et les autorités locales et organisations communautaires ont parfois peu d’expérience de la planification et de l’exécution d’activités à grande échelle en matière de réponse et de réhabilitation.

26 Jan 2010 description
  1. Introduction

    1.1 Overview

    Learning from Recovery after Hurricane Mitch is a review of how Nicaragua has recovered from Hurricane Mitch over the past decade. The focus is on how the assumptions and claims that were made in the initial recovery planning have proven relevant in light of subsequent development. The intention is to consider the aid response in the perspective of the broader trends that have driven recovery, including household, community and government initiatives and the wider economic and market related context.

01 Jun 2009 description


There is a tremendous diversity of urban form, social and political structures, and needs and interests of different communities that characterise urban centres - a diversity that often holds true both between and within urban centres.

01 Jul 2008 description

The latest lessons paper by ALNAP and Provention provides a distillation of the learning from thirty years of humanitarian response to earthquakes. It concentrates on issues of particular relevance in earthquakes, such as communication breakdown due to the destruction of infrastructure, geographic concentration of the effects and the occurrence of aftershocks disrupting operations.

The main intended audiences are operational decision-makers and relief programme managers working in the response and recovery efforts following sudden-onset natural disasters.

01 Jun 2008 description

Conçue dans le cadre du partenariat entre l'ONG Enda Rup et le secrétariat du consortium ProVention, cette publication bilingue français-anglais a pour objectif de promouvoir, d'une part, des initiatives prises par la communauté internationale en matière de réduction des risques de catastrophe et, d'autre part, les programmes et projets mis en oeuvre dans des pays de l'Afrique de l'Ouest et de l'Afrique centrale pour renforcer les capacités dans la gestion des inondations, la lutte contre la désertification, l'érosion côtière et le péril acridien.

01 May 2008 description

This report summarises the discussions and conclusions of the Oslo Policy Forum on Changing the Way We Develop: Dealing with Disasters and Climate Change, held on February 27-29 2008 in Oslo.
Additional information on the Forum, including the full agenda, list of participants and background documents can be found at: www.oslopolicyforum.no.

01 Dec 2007 description

This book provides initial insights from an ongoing ISET programme on disaster risk reduction and adaptation to climate change in South Asia. The study is being undertaken in the Nepal Tarai, Eastern Uttar Pradesh, coastal Tamilnadu and coastal Gujarat of India, and the Lai Basin and Muzaffarabad in Pakistan. The programme is financed by the International Development Research Center (IDRC), the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID) and the U.S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). IDRC provided support for the field studies in Nepal and India.

01 Nov 2007 description

This issue covers a wide range of humanitarian topics including information regarding retrofitting development for disaster resilience, learning from past flood response and relief operations, investments: 90 research and action projects selected for funding in 40 countries. Development of a community disaster resilience fund, disaster risk reduction and humanitarian action in Africa and training and learning circles for trainers and facilitators in Asia are also topics covered here.

01 Jun 2007 description

This publication introduces the topic of urban risk in Africa and highlights six projects on urban risk accumulation under the umbrella of the African Urban Risk Analysis Network (AURAN) in Accra, Algiers, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi and Saint Louis (Senegal). AURAN's overall goal is to ensure that international agencies, governments and civil society develop a better understanding of disaster risks in urban areas, and the actions that are required to reduce them.

01 Apr 2007 description

The 2007 ProVention Forum focused on the theme of 'Making Disaster Risk Reduction Work'. The Forum was held in Dar es Salaam and brought together more than 100 partners. The aim of this Forum report is to highlight the most innovative ideas, the greatest challenges and any emerging trends for disaster risk reduction that came out of the formal workshop discussions and more informal discussions between participants during the meeting.

01 Jan 2007 description

Since the late 1990s, there has been increasing recognition of this need to 'mainstream' disaster risk reduction into development. A number of development organisations have begun efforts to mainstream disaster risk reduction into their work, undertaking various related institutional, policy and procedural changes and adjusting operational practice.

01 Jan 2007 description

Desde finales de la década de 1990 se ha ido tomando de manera creciente conciencia de la necesidad de integrar la reducción del riesgo de desastres en el desarrollo. Son varias las organizaciones de desarrollo que han puesto en marcha acciones encaminadas a integrar en su labor la reducción del riesgo de desastres, y para ello han introducido diferentes cambios institucionales, de política y de procedimiento y han ajustado sus prácticas operacionales.

01 Aug 2006 description

This study was commissioned by the ProVention Consortium to examine the business case for reducing natural disaster risks in developing countries. The study explores a corporate social responsibility (CSR) perspective on disaster prevention and addresses, in particular, the potential for establishing partnerships between the private sector and the humanitarian system. It is intended to stimulate dialogue and help catalyse new ideas and collaborative initiatives involving the business community.

01 Jul 2006 description

This study provides an in-depth review of microinsurance by analysing a range of case studies and examining the benefits and limitations of microinsurance. The results of the study show clear evidence of the value and potential of microinsurance in transferring risk and protecting low-income households and businesses against disaster losses.

27 Apr 2006 description

The ProVention Consortium, a global partnership dedicated to reducing the risks and impacts of natural disasters, launches a new website with information on its activities, links to its partners and useful resources for organisations and practitioners active in disaster risk management. ProVention was created by the World Bank in 2000 to help shift the global focus from reactive disaster response to proactive disaster prevention. It provides a forum for global dialogue on disaster risk issues and a framework for collaborative action.

01 Feb 2006 description

The 2006 ProVention Forum focused on the theme of 'Incentives for reducing risk'. The Forum was held in Bangkok and brought together more than 100 partners. The aim of this Forum report is to highlight the most innovative ideas, the greatest challenges and any emerging trends for disaster risk reduction that came out of the formal workshop discussions and more informal discussions between participants during the meeting.

16 Dec 2005 description

This briefing provides a synthesis of key lessons from post-disaster recovery programmes.

01 Dec 2005 description

The year 2005 was marked by a catalogue of devastating natural disasters that captured global attention, most notably the Indian Ocean tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and the South Asia earthquake.
Inevitably, these events triggered renewed international concern for disaster risk reduction. The international disaster reduction community has welcomed the growing interest and support for risk reduction but acknowledges the daunting challenge to reverse the trend of increasing risk and escalating vulnerability.