The international day
 12 October 2005
 The Secretary-General
 Press kit
 Conclusion from expert
 Media events
 Case studies
 Other points of view
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.”

Other points of view
Overview from Microfinance Institutions
Written by Michael J. McCord
President - The MicroInsurance Centre 8-4359

Planet finance
Written by Dr. Mostaq Ahmmed
Director, Training and Technical Support, PlaNet Finance