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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Additional information on the Forum, including the full agenda, list of participants and background documents can be found at: www.oslopolicyforum.no.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2006, increased international concern for disaster risk reduction triggered by events in 2004 and 2005 contributed to important changes in the global institutional set-up and resourcing of the disaster risk reduction system. ProVention continues to play an essential role in the global disaster reduction effort by linking key actors through multi-stakeholder networking. The Consortium also seeks to provide an informal forum for policy dialogue and agenda setting, catalysing innovative practice and combining knowledge advancement, gathering and sharing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This briefing provides a synthesis of key lessons from post-disaster recovery programmes.
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
Disasters are increasingly recognised as a potential threat to sustainable development, poverty reduction initiatives and the achievement of a number of the Millennium Development Goals. Despite this, many development and humanitarian organisations remain reluctant to pursue risk reduction as a key objective, or even to protect their own projects against potential hazards. Instead, in the face of finite aid resources and high associated opportunity costs, rising human and financial losses have been accompanied by increasing demands for more evidence that mitigation 'pays'.