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Fifth session of the IDNDR scientific and technical committee

The fifth session of the Scientific and Technical Committee (STC) took place November 22-24 in Geneva. The main topic on the agenda was the technical organization of the World Conference. A balance was achieved between IDNDR activities worldwide, and the Regional IDNDR Office reported on Latin America and the Caribbean.

From this Region, in addition to members of the STC, the meeting was attended by representatives of the Regional IDNDR Office, PAHO, the Colombian System for Disaster Prevention and Response (Dr. Cardona) and the University of the West Indies in Jamaica (Dr. Carby). Everyone contributed actively to the formulation of recommendations for the World
Conference.

Members of the STC from Latin America are:

· Dr. Alberto Giesecke
Director de CERESIS, Peru Fax: (51 14) 336 750

· Ing. Claudia Candanedo
Instituto de Recursos Hidraulicos y Eléctricos de Panamá Fax: (507) 274 767

· Ing. Aura Elena Rodriguez
C.A. Metro de Caracas, Venezuela Fax:;(58 2) 33 3346

· Prof. Umberto Cordani
Unión Internacional de Ciencias Geológicas Universidad de Sao Paolo, Brasil Fax: (55 11) 210 4958