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Salvano Briceño, director of the UN/ISDR secretariat
“Investing in disaster risk reduction reduces the vulnerability of people to hazards and helps break the vicious cycle of poverty. We need to engage the micro finance community into a dialogue on reducing the impact of natural hazards on populations and livelihoods "

"Micro finance is a successful tool to empower women to help reduce their poverty and therefore, their vulnerability to disasters.”

 
 
   
 
Events
 
Africa
Country: Nigeria
Event: Launch of the Nigeria National Platform for Disaster Reduction
Date: 13-14 October
Location: Abuja
Organising institution(s): Government of Nigeria
Contact: UN/ISDR Africa Outreach ([email protected])
   
Asia
Country: India
Event: High-Level Roundtable Discussion on the Potential of Microfinance for Tsunami Recovery
Date: 14-15 October
Location: New Delhi
Organising institution(s): National Institute of Disaster Mangement (NIDM), All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI) and UNISDR
Contact: Daniel Kull ([email protected])
Praveen Pardeshi ([email protected])
   
Country: Tajikistan
Event: High-Level Roundtable Discussion on Disaster Risk Reduction and Microfinance
Date: 12 October
Location: Dushanbe
Organising institution(s): UN/ISDR Asia Outreach
Contact: Tine Ramstad ([email protected])
   
Country: Indonesia
Event: Launch of the first " Disaster reduction library" in presence of the President of the Republic of Indonesia
Date: Presidential Palace Jakarta
Location: 12 October
Organising institution(s): UN/ISDR Geneva and UNDP Jakarta
Contact: Marie-Lou Darricau ([email protected])
Terry Jeggle ([email protected])
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Country: Thailand
Event: Official ceremony of the Sasakawa award
Date: Bangkok
Location: 12 October
Organising institution(s): UN/ISDR Asia and the Pacific
Contact: Christel Rose ([email protected])
   
Europe
Country: Switzerland
Event: Press Briefing
Date: 11 October
Location: Palais des Nations, Room 3, 11.30 am
Organising institution(s): UN/ISDR Secretariat, Munich Re, Deutsche Bank, Provention Consortium, IFRC
Contact: Brigitte Leoni ([email protected])
   
Other events around the world
   
Country: Brazil
Event: 1° National Week on Disaster Risk Reduction
Date: 10-14 october 2005
Organising institution(s): Ministerio de Integración Nacional -
Secretaria Nacional de Defensa Civil (National Secretary of the Civil
Defense)
Contact: Sergio José Bezerra
[[email protected]]
www.defesacivil.gov.br
,
www.gead.ufsc.br/ccs
   
Country: Costa Rica
Event: "Educating... a change towards the prevention"
Date: 03-14 october 2005
Organising institution(s): Comisión Nacional de Prevencion de Riesgos y
Atención de Emergencia - Comité Local de Prevención y Atención de Emergencia
Contact: Rebeca Madrigal: [email protected]
Lorena Romero: [email protected]
   
Country: Chile
Event: Celebration of the "National Day for the Civil Defense" (10
October)
Date: 10 October
Organising institution(s): Oficina Nacional de Emergencia del Ministerio
del Interior (ONEMI) (Emergency National Office of the Ministry of Interior)
Contact: [email protected]; [email protected]
   
Country: Perú
Event: Celebration of the International Day for Disaster Reduction
Date:  
Organising institution(s): Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (INDECI)
(National Civil Defense System)
Contact: Susy Pérez Cárdenas [email protected]
Alejandro Leon [email protected]
   
Country: El Salvador
Event: Celebration of the International Day for Disaster Reduction
Date:  
Organising institution(s): Servicio Nacional de Estudios Territoriales
(SNET) (National Service for Territorial Studies)
Contact: Antonio Arenas [email protected];
[email protected]
   
Country: Cuba, (Sede Universitaria Municipal de Bayamo)
Event: Celebration of the International Day for Disaster Reduction
Date:  
Organising institution(s): Universidad de Granma (University of Granma)
Contact: Angel Alvarez Chacón [email protected]
   
Country: Colombia, Municipio de Popayán
Event: Celebration of the International Day for Disaster Reduction
Date:  
Organising institution(s): Grupo de Investigacion en Riesgos Ambientales (GIRA) en colaboración con el Comite Local para la Prevencion y Atencion de Desastres del municipio de Popayan (Investigation Team on Environmental Risks in collaboration with Local Comitee for Disaster Prevention and Disaster Response)
Contact: Andres Narvaez Zuñiga [email protected]
   
Country: Viet Nam
Event: - Launching the website of the Provincial Committee for Flood and Storm Control (with disaster data processing to map editing), funded by Dipecho project
- Roundtable about Microfinance and Disaster reduction
- Meeting with provincial authorities in the "Pavillon" of Tu Duc Tomb.
- Partcipation (to be confirmed) to the exhibition in Hanoi (organised by CCFSC, Dipecho partners, DMWG) with demonstration in situ of cyclone resistant techniques.
Date:  
Organising institution(s): Prevent typhoon damages to housing, central Viet Nam, EU-DIPECHO funded Project
Development Workshop France Project Coordinator
Contact: Contact: Guillaume Chantry [email protected]
   
 
Country: Viet Nam
Event: - Launching the website of the Provincial Committee for Flood and Storm Control (with disaster data processing to map editing), funded by Dipecho project
- Roundtable about Microfinance and Disaster reduction
- Meeting with provincial authorities in the "Pavillon" of Tu Duc Tomb.
- Partcipation (to be confirmed) to the exhibition in Hanoi (organised by CCFSC, Dipecho partners, DMWG) with demonstration in situ of cyclone resistant techniques.
Date:  
Organising institution(s): Prevent typhoon damages to housing, central Viet Nam, EU-DIPECHO funded Project
Development Workshop France Project Coordinator
Contact: Contact: Guillaume Chantry [email protected]
   
Country: Viet Nam
Event: - Launching the website of the Provincial Committee for Flood and Storm Control (with disaster data processing to map editing), funded by Dipecho project
- Roundtable about Microfinance and Disaster reduction
- Meeting with provincial authorities in the "Pavillon" of Tu Duc Tomb.
- Partcipation (to be confirmed) to the exhibition in Hanoi (organised by CCFSC, Dipecho partners, DMWG) with demonstration in situ of cyclone resistant techniques.
Date:  
Organising institution(s): Prevent typhoon damages to housing, central Viet Nam, EU-DIPECHO funded Project
Development Workshop France Project Coordinator
Contact: Contact: Guillaume Chantry [email protected]
   
Country: Jamaica
Event: Disaster Risk Reduction: Invest to Prevent Disaster
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management in collaboration with International Year of Microcredit 2005 Coordinating Committee will be staging a business forum entitled, 'Disaster Risk Reduction: Invest To Prevent Disaster'.
 

Proposed Panelists: Senor Juan Carlos Espinola, UN Country Representative,
Dr. Gavin Chen, Senior Lecturer, Finance and
Entrepreneurship, UWI, Mona; Mr. Cedric Stephens,
Insurance Consultant and a represnetative from the
Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union League.

Facilitator: Dr. Barbara Carby, Director General, ODPEM

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2005, 9 a.m. - 12noon

 

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