Disaster Prevention: Keys to Success in Central America


Several municipalities in Central America are adopting innovative risk management and prevention measures to reduce their vulnerability to disasters. Raising awareness of these keys to success is the focus of a joint IDB, FEMICA, CEPREDENAC project. As a starting point, model practices were identified in several municipalities in Honduras (San Pedro Sula y la Mamuca), El Salvador (San Salvador) y Nicaragua (Estelí y Managua). These practices were captured to produce a tool kit which is being used to train municipal mayors in these three countries. The municipalities, in turn, will train community leaders and members of local emergency committees in their municipalities. The project will conclude by evaluating the impact of the activities. For more information, contact Angela Funez at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or visit www.femica.org


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