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Incorporating indigenous knowledge into disaster policies

12 Mar 2015, ACS

A stated objective in the Development of the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction is to ensure the use of traditional and local knowledge to complement, as relevant and appropriate, scientific knowledge in disaster risk assessment and the development and implementation of policies, plans and programmes...


National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Sistema Nacional de Protección Civil (SINAPROC)
  • Website:http://www.proteccioncivil.gob.mx
  • Contact:State Minister, National Coordinator for Civil Protection
  • Phone:(52-55) 5606-2043 direct, 5606-7809 ext.17001 011 52 1 55 54 53 30 97


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Sistema Nacional de Protección Civil (SINAPROC)
  • Website:http://www.proteccioncivil.gob.mx
  • Contact:State Minister, National Coordinator for Civil Protection
  • Phone:(52-55) 5606-2043 direct, 5606-7809 ext.17001 011 52 1 55 54 53 30 97
Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Earthquake* 1985 2,130,204
Storm 2005 1,954,571
Flood 2007 1,600,000
Storm 2005 1,000,000
Flood 2010 1,000,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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