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GIDS Conference: Predicted Disasters - Prevention, Urgency and Development of Local Capacities, February 1 and 2, 2002

Small Grant


El Nino - Humanitarian Aid - Mitch - Predicted Disasters - Prevention - Reconstruction


The objectives of this conference were to: establish a link between reconstruction activities and measures for disaster prevention in the medium- and long-term; initiate methods for the development of knowledge and tools at the municipality level; and establish a constructive dialogue between leaders, researchers, NGOs and donors in Latin America and Switzerland. Policy recommendations for disaster prevention were made. For more information, please consult the French version.

The grant provided by the GIAN for this project totals SFr 18,500

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Project Team

Mr Emilio Luisoni , Coordinator, Graduate Institute of Development Studies (GIDS) .

Prof. Isabelle Milbert , Principal Member, Graduate Institute of Development Studies (GIDS) .