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This paper describes a campaign developed by World Animal Protection designed to increase the level of preparedness of pet owners in Costa Rica. The campaign was implemented in 2012-2014 following a quantitative research study that determined the gaps in the level of preparedness according to the specific needs of companion animals in times of disasters…
As Costa Rica forms part of Central America, it is highly vulnerable to disasters. These tend to have a bigger impact in rural areas, where they cause considerable damage and losses to agricultural production systems. Animal production is strategically important for the country, a dominant activity in rural areas and an important source of employment. I…
This publication provides 35 good practices and lessons learned as concrete examples of how to make children safer in their classrooms and educate them about disasters.
This working paper analyses the objectives and rationale of tracking public investments on disaster risk reduction (DRR). The document also looks into the methodologies adopted for tracking public investments for various cross-cutting issues and reviews case studies on tracking public investments on DRR in different regions and countries. The author pr…
This regional report presents local and regional activities in Latin America and the Caribbean related to disaster reduction and sustainable mountain development as part of the 2002 UNISDR campaign.
This report describes major activities and events related to the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR) in the Americas, and discusses experiences, achievements and challenges in disaster risk reduction (DRR) of all the countries in the region. The report provides summaries of the assessment of achievements during IDNDR, highlighti…
ISDR Thematic Platform for Knowledge and Education 2012: This desk review revisits existing reports about all aspects of school safety, gathered from 81 countries, and refers to the key advocacy and guidance documents for school safety of the past 7 years to develop an analysis that reflects the best practices in achieving the goals of comprehensive sch…