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Diagnostic préalable aux plans d'action DIPECHO en Amérique Centrale et dans les Caraïbes

Abstract : In 1996 the European Commission Humanitarian Office (ECHO) launched a regional approach for disaster preparedness, focusing in its first phase on Central America, Caribbean and Southeast Asia (including Bangladesh). The first step in this process was the preparation of a «diagnostic study» that involved a situation review of the countries in these regions with regard to their vulnerabilities, disaster preparedness capacities and national plans or policies for disaster management. The Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters of the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) served as ECHO’s principal technical support with the collaboration of other institutions in Europe and the regions. The present «diagnostic report», covering Central America and the Caribbean, has been carried out by the Centre International pour la Formation et les Echanges en Géosciences (CIFEG) under the supervision of Professor Robert D’Ercole (Université de Savoie, Chambéry). Mr. Thierry Lesales (Université des Antilles et de la Guyane) participated closely in the drafting of this report and was actively involved in the field missions with Mr D’Ercole where they met and interviewed numerous national officials, non-governmental organisations and regional and international bodies. Further assistance was provided by Claudine Misson (CRED) for the interviews and information collected in the Dominican Republic. The report also draws from an earlier mission undertaken by Dr. Philippe Masure (BRGM, France), Christian Bugnion (CRED) and Alexandra Angulo (CRED) who undertook some of the preparatory work for the diagnostic study. This report presents an analysis of the disaster preparedness situation in Central America and the Caribbean and provides some preliminary recommendations regarding priorities and future programme direction. As such it remains primarily a descriptive study. It is expected to form the basis for the formulation of the ECHO Disaster Preparedness Action Plan.
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Robert d'Ercole, Thierry Lesales, Patrick Pigeon, Claudine Misson, Jean-Claude Napias, et al.. Diagnostic préalable aux plans d'action DIPECHO en Amérique Centrale et dans les Caraïbes. [Rapport de recherche] CIFEG (Centre International pour la Formation et les Echanges Géologiques). 1997, 184 p. ⟨hal-01196496⟩

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