Risk-mapping and Local Capacities: Lessons from Mexico and Central America

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Monica Trujillo, Amado Ordóñez, Carlos Hernández
Oxfam, 2000 - Business & Economics - 74 pages
This working paper records an exercise carried out by Oxfam GB to map out the range of natural hazards and other risks to which people in Mexico and Central America are exposed. It also relates these to complex social, economic, political, and cultural factors that make some social sectors more critically vulnerable than others in emergencies. Further, it identifies the wide range of local capacities (organizational, social, governmental, and non-governmental) that can contribute to developing effective approaches to disaster prevention and mitigation programs, as well as emergency rehabilitation and reconstruction programs.

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Monica Trujillo works for Oxfam GB as Emergency Programme Co-ordinator in Honduras.

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