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close this bookDiagnostic Study for the DIPECHO Action Plan for Central America and the Caribbean (Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters - DIPECHO - ECHO Programme for Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Prevention, 1997, 184 p.)
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View the documentPREFACE
close this folderINTRODUCTION
View the documentI. Aims of and background to the diagnostic study
View the documentII. Methodology and scope
View the documentIII. General characteristics of the study region
View the documentIV. Study plan
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close this folderFIRST PART - NATURAL DISASTERS IN CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: CONSEQUENCES AND RISKS
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close this folderI. CONSEQUENCES OF NATURAL DISASTERS IN CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
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View the document1. A general assessment
View the document2. Natural disasters: A brake on development
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close this folderII. NATURAL DANGERS AND DISASTERS: DISTRIBUTION AND FREQUENCY
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View the document1. The uneven distribution of natural dangers
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close this folderIII. ANALYSIS OF VULNERABILITY CRITERIA
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View the document1. 1992 population densities set against annual population growth rate (1960-1993)
View the document2. The 1993 Human Development Indicator (HDI) set against urban population growth rate (1960-1993).
View the document3. Real adjusted 1993 GDP per inhabitant set against 1993 adult literacy or child mortality rates
View the documentIV. CONCLUSIONS: RISK LEVELS
close this folderSECOND PART - ACHIEVEMENTS AND NEEDS AS REGARDS REDUCING THE RISKS AND CONSEQUENCES OF NATURAL DISASTERS
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close this folderI. ASSESSMENT OF ACTIONS CARRIED OUT IN THE REGION IN THE FIELD OF RESEARCH
View the document1. Identification and analysis of hazards
close this folder2. Vulnerability and risk
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View the documenta. Vulnerability (the technical approach)
View the documentb. Vulnerability (the social approach)
View the document3. Conclusion: Assessment of actions carried out in the region in the field of research
close this folderII. ASSESSMENT OF ACTIONS CARRIED OUT IN THE REGION IN THE FIELD OF PREVENTION ITSELF
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View the document1. Preventive planning of land occupation
View the document2. Reduction of the probability of events and especially the effectiveness of a natural disaster phenomenon: Actions targeted at the causes of such phenomena
close this folder3. Reduction of the effectiveness of a natural disaster phenomenon: Technological protection
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View the documenta. Actions aimed at containing or deviating the disaster phenomenon
View the documentb. Actions aimed at making buildings resistant to potential disaster phenomena
View the document4. Conclusion: Assessment of actions carried out in the region in the field of prevention itself
close this folderIII. ASSESSMENT OF ACTIONS CARRIED OUT IN THE REGION IN THE FIELD OF PREPAREDNESS
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close this folder1. Warning preparedness
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View the documenta. Hurricane warning
View the documentb. Flood warning
View the document2. Preparedness of protection
View the document3. Preparedness of the relief phase
View the document4. Emergency plans
View the document5. Conclusion: Assessment of actions carried out in the region in the field of preparedness
close this folderIV. ASSESSMENT OF ACTIONS CARRIED OUT IN THE REGION IN THE FIELD OF PROVIDING INFORMATION AND TRAINING
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close this folder1. Production and circulation of information at regional and national levels
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View the documenta. Through discussions, seminars and workshops
View the documentb. Through publications and the Internet
View the documentc. Through documentation centres
View the document2. Information/training for local communities
View the document3. Information/training of target sectors of the public
View the document4. Conclusions: Assessment of actions carried out in the region in the field of providing information and training
close this folderV. CURRENT APPLICATION METHODS OF RISK REDUCTION POLICIES: FROM THE SECTOR-BASED APPROACH TO THE INTEGRATED APPROACH
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View the document1. The sector-based approach
View the document2. The overall approach based mainly on the question of risks
View the document3. The integrated approach based on sustainable development
View the document4. Current application methods of risk reduction policies: Main conclusions
close this folderVI. CONCLUSION: SUMMARY OF NEEDS AS REGARDS REDUCING THE RISKS AND CONSEQUENCES OF NATURAL DISASTERS
View the documentIn the field of scientific and technical research
View the documentIn the field of prevention itself
View the documentIn the field of preparedness
View the documentIn the field of information/training
View the documentApplication methods
close this folderTHIRD PART - CURRENT FRAMEWORK AND CONDITIONS FOR A COHERENT, WORKABLE AND EFFECTIVE DIPECHO PROGRAMME
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View the documentI. REGIONAL AND NATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS
close this folderII. INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES AT THE VARIOUS GEOGRAPHICAL LEVELS
close this folder1. At a regional level: The case of CEPREDENAC and CDERA
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View the documentCEPREDENAC
View the documentCDERA and also OECS and CARIFORUM
View the document2. At a national level: The problem of national organisations or assimilated structures
View the document3. At a local level: Current need for strengthening local structures
close this folderIII. ORGANISATIONS LIKELY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DIPECHO AND THEIR PROSPECTS
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close this folder1. Large international organisations working in the field of prevention/preparedness
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View the documenta. IDNDR Regional Office
View the documentb. Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO)
View the documentc. International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC)
View the documentd. Organisation of American States (OAS)
View the documente. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
close this folder2. Other partners or possible contributors
View the documenta. In Central America
View the documentb. In the Caribbean
close this folderIV. CURRENT ROLE AND PROSPECTS FOR THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY AND THE MEMBER STATES
close this folder1. Unequal involvement of Member States and the European Community
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View the documenta. The role of Sweden
View the documentb. The roles of Denmark, France, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands
View the documentc. The emergence of Germany
View the documentd. The other European countries
View the documente. Prospects
View the document2. Links between ECHO and the other EC Directorate Generals towards more efficient preventive activity
View the documentV. CURRENT FRAMEWORK AND EFFICIENCY CONDITIONS: CONCLUSIONS
close this folderGENERAL CONCLUSION
close this folderI. MAIN LESSONS DRAWN FROM THE DIAGNOSTIC STUDY
View the document1. Disasters and risks in Central America and the Caribbean: Risks unevenly distributed but present everywhere
View the document2. Achievements and needs regarding risk reduction: Significant efforts made but actions still too isolated and limited
View the document3. Conditions for implementing the DIPECHO programme
close this folderII. PRIORITY LINES OF ACTION FOR DIPECHO
View the document1. Common recommendations for Central America and the Caribbean
View the document2. Special recommendations for Central America
View the document3. Special recommendations for the Caribbean
View the documentBIBLIOGRAPHY
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APRIL 1997

DIPECHO
ECHO PROGRAMME FOR DISASTER PREVENTION,
MITIGATION AND PREPAREDNESS

Report undertaken within the framework of contract ECHO/TPS/B7-219/96/0201

Centre for Research on the

International Center for Training and

Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED)

Exchanges in the Geosciences

Universitatholique de Louvain

(CIFEG)

Brussels - Belgium

Orls - France