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Risk-Mapping and Local Capacities

By Monica Trujillo
ISBN: 9780855984205
This working paper maps the range of natural hazards and other risks to which people in Mexico and Central America are exposed and relates these to the complex social, economic, political and cultural factors that make some social sectors more critically vulnerable than others in emergencies.
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  • Synopsis
    This working paper maps the range of natural hazards and other risks to which people in Mexico and Central America are exposed and relates these to the complex social, economic, political and cultural factors that make some social sectors more critically vulnerable than others in emergencies. It also identifies the wide range of local capacities - organisational, social, governmental, and non-governmental - that can contribute to developing effective disaster-prevention and mitigation programmes, as well as emergency rehabilitation and reconstruction programmes.
  • Table of Contents
    Acknowledgements
    Abbreviations and acronyms

    Preface

    1. Introduction
    Background
    Methodology
    Physical characteristics of the region
    Outline of the contents

    2. Assessment of treats and risks
    Identification and analysis of threats
    A typology of natural threats
    Risk of threats caused by human agency
    Evaluation and levels of risks

    3. Assessment of vulnerability
    Technical focus on vulnerability
    Political focus on vulnerability
    Social focus on vulnerability
    A regional view of social vulnerability
    A country-by-country view of social vulnerability

    4. Assessment of local capacity
    The institutional framework
    Disasters and civil society
    Relevant actors and initiatives in the region

    5. Progress and needs in disaster management
    Prevention and mitigation
    Preparedness
    Information and training

    6. Lessons and challenges
    How to work in disasters?
    Emergencies versus development
    Resources and finance
    Conclusions

    References and background reading
    Index
    Tables
    Maps
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Monica Trujillo
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 160
    Format Paperback / softback
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