Disaster Risk Management in Latin America and the Caribbean: Policies and Artifacts

Feb 28, 2024, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
ROOM CHANGE: Louis A. Simpson, room 271 (enter on 2nd floor, through Industrial Relations Center corridor next to elevator bank)


Event Description
*Please note room change to: Louis A. Simpson Building, room 271** (enter on second floor through Indistrial Relations center corridor next to elevator bank)

Natural disasters are social phenomena, and climate change intensifies their frequency. Based on that premise, this talk analyzes, on the one hand, the similarities and differences between disaster risk management policies in Costa Rica, Chile, and Peru, which may help explain the disparities in disaster risk among those nations. On the other hand, the term 'artifacts' is introduced as the set of rituals, practices, events, and spaces that make it possible for people in informal settings to work together, develop trust, and reduce or manage the multiple risks they face. We invite you to engage in this compelling discussion, which aims to broaden understanding of the challenges and insights that can contribute to reducing disaster risk in Latin America and the Caribbean.

External attendees please email Nicole Bergman at: [email protected] for event registration.