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ECHO/ISDR good practices for resilient communities

The ISDR Secretariat in consultation with experts in disaster reduction and the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) has identified 24 initiatives to be displayed in an “ECHO/ISDR good practices for resilient communities” exhibit at the Public Forum of the World Conference on Disaster Reduction.

Under ECHO sponsorship with local partners and NGOs, the exhibit provides an inter-active venue to present posters, and to share and disseminate experiences.

The posters will focus on good practices in vulnerable developing countries from the following regions; Africa, South East Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, Caribbean, Central America and the Andes and involving partners such as:

For central and south America

Regional Disaster Information Center for Latin America and the Caribbean (FundaCRID)
Enhancing regional and local capacities through the development of a Central American network for disaster and health information (CANDHI).
Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciancias Sociales (FLACSO)
Gender and Disaster Sourcebook
International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Community-Based Disaster Management Project
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
Developing a Health Training Program to Prepare for Volcanic Eruptions in Colombia and Ecuador
Centro de Estudios y Prevention de Desastres (PREDES)
Capacity Building to Reduce Vulnerability and Risks

Multinational Andean Project: Geosciences for Andean Communities (MAP:GAC)
Natural Hazard Mitigation in South America's Andean Nations
Save the children
Children and young people make a difference in community multi-risk management in Cuba
Mitigation, Preparedness, Rapid Alert


For Africa

University of Dakar, Senegal
Earth Observation Based-Flood Monitoring in the Senegal River Valley and Estuary
Intergovernmental Authority on Development/Climate Prediction and Application Centre (IGAD/ICPAC)
Climate Prediction and Early Warning in Support of Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development
Volcanic observatory of Goma
Goma Volcano Risk Reduction
Moroccan National Meteorology Centre
Weather assistance and desert locust
Built Environment Research Laboratory (LBE)
The Need for an Integrated Disaster Management Strategy for Urban Risks: A Case Study of Algiers (Algeria)


For Asia

Risk Study Working Group (RSWG)
Mongolia: Towards to Community Based Disaster Risk Management
Mercy Corps
Strengthening Regional Cooperation for a Community-based Approach to Disaster Preparedness in the Ferghana Valley
Bangladesh Disaster Preparedness Centre (BDPC)
Empowerment of the Poor in Disaster Risk Management
National Society for Earthquake Technology (NSET)
Preparing for a major Earthquake: Experiences of Nepal
Center for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED)
Improving evidence base and networking for disaster management and response
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center & Environmental Planning Collaboration (ADPC&EPC)
Five inter-linked initiatives to constitute a best practice in integrating disaster mitigation measures into long-term physical, socio-cultural and economic development
CARE International
The PEAT Project: A community based approach to address increased vulnerability to recurrent disasters
Medical Emergency Relief International (MERLIN)
Dushanbe Water Contamination Response Programme

The exhibit offers lessons and achievements usable by governments and partners for future action in order to promote and enhance disaster risk reduction policies within the context of sustainable development.