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  • Institute of Studies on Conflicts and Humanitarian Action IECAH
    C/Hermanos García Noblejas 41 bis, 2ª planta
    28037 Madrid
    Spain

    Email: sede@iecah.org
    Phone: +34 913773009
    Website: http://www.iecah.org

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Institute of Studies on Conflicts and Humanitarian Action (IECAH)

Non-Governmental Organization

http://www.iecah.org

IECAH is a private initiative which unites experts from various fields and geographic areas related to international conflict and cooperation with special emphasis on humanitarian action. The expertise and activities exist at both an educational as well as a research level, and from national as well...

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Mission

IECAH is a private initiative which unites experts from various fields and geographic areas related to international conflict and cooperation with special emphasis on humanitarian action. The expertise and activities exist at both an educational as well as a research level, and from national as well as international perspectives and centers. IECAH unites considerable practical experience and knowledge from work for NGOs and other types of organizations active in the field of international cooperation.

With a clearly defined multidiscipline approach, IECAH's activities consist of four main branches: analysis, advice and consulting, teaching, and diffusion. Its main frame of reference is rooted in the necessity to explore the dynamics that generate present conflicts – both interstate as well as intrastate -; to determine the main characteristics of the tendencies and global challenges facing the international system of the post-Cold War period; to examine the different approaches to prevention and resolution of conflicts; and to evaluate and influence the responses of the international community with respect to development cooperation and humanitarian action.

From a geographic perspective, IECAH especially focuses on two regions of particular interest to Spain and the European Union: the Mediterranean and Latin America . However, this focus is not exclusive and other areas and regions certainly fall within the institute's scope of interest and research.

Disaster Reduction Goal

- To ensure that DRR is a national and local priority.

- To identify, assess and monitor disaster risks and contribute to enhancing early warning systems.

- To use innovation, education and knowledge in order to create a culture of safety.

- To reduce the underlying risk factors.

- To strengthen improvement actions effective response and recovery, from a local to a national level.

Policies and Programmes in DRR

Our Policies in DRR are focused on the improvement of the knowledge on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) between the actors in cooperation for development in order to ensure that development processes are given in optimum safety conditions for civil society and infrastructure, and that the actions taken before a disaster promote development itself.

Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional strengthening (HFA 1)

- Disaster Risk Reduction Discussion Forum (February – June 2012)

- Summing-up about the Disaster Risk Reduction Forum and its dissemination on the website (June 2012)

- Ongoing support and monitoring initiatives in DRR

Education, information and public awareness (HFA 3)

- E-learning course on Disaster Risk Reduction ( ongoing basis)

- Articles/Publications related on DRR (with information extracted of Prevention Web, UNISDR, Reliefweb, AECID, IrinNews, GHA etc.) on our website: www.iecah.org (ongoing basis)

- Handbook on Disaster Risk Reduction for humanitarian and development organizations (2008)

-- IECAH 6th Report on Disaster Risk Reduction within the framework of the Spanish Cooperation (31ST January 2011)

- IECAH Notebook No. 15: Disaster Risk Reduction: key element for the strategies of cooperation actors in Madrid? Situation analysis and proposals (January 2011)

- Symposium focused on DRR: Disaster Prevention, Mitigation and Preparedness (PMP) - (October 2010)

- Symposium focused on DRR: Disaster Prevention, Mitigation and Preparedness (PMP) – (May 2011)

- Disaster Risk Reduction Discussion Forum (February – June 2012)

- Summing-up about the Disaster Risk Reduction Forum and its dissemination on the website (June 2012)

Reducing underlying risk factors (HFA 4)

- Promotion and dissemination of the UNISDR campaigns

- Development, promotion and dissemination of reports, analysis,news and other relevant documents on DRR on our website (www.iecah.org)

- Handbook on Disaster Risk Reduction for humanitarian and development organizations (2008)

Preparedness for effective response (HFA 5)

-Promotion and dissemination of the UNISDR campaign "Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready!" through IECAH website (September 2012)

- Development of technical assistance and subsequent reports on DRR.

Other activities

-Disaster Risk Reduction Discussion Forum (February – June 2012): http://www.iecah.org/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1865:presentacion-de-los-foros-virtuales&catid=38:resenas&Itemid=89

- Summing-up about the Disaster Risk Reduction Forum and its dissemination on the website (June 2012):
http://www.iecah.org/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1989:relatoria-de-los-foros-reduccion-del-riesgo-de-desastres-y-calidad-y-evaluacion-en-la-accion-humanitaria&catid=917:relatorias&Itemid=123

- E-learning course on Disaster Risk Reduction ( ongoing basis): http://www.iecah.org/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2061:curso-virtual-de-gestion-y-reduccion-de-riesgos-de-desastres&catid=25:cursos&Itemid=15

- Publication of the IECAH Notebook No. 15: Disaster Risk Reduction: key element for the strategies of cooperation actors in Madrid? Situation analysis and proposals (January 2011): http://www.iecah.org/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1518:cuaderno-iecah-no15&catid=18:cudernos&Itemid=74

-Publication of the IECAH 6th Report on Disaster Risk Reduction within the framework of the Spanish Cooperation (31ST January 2011) http://www.iecah.org/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1371:la-reduccion-del-riesgo-de-desastres-en-el-marco-de-la-cooperacion-espanola&catid=19:informes&Itemid=75

-- Handbook on Disaster Risk Reduction for humanitarian and development organizations (2008):
http://www.iecah.org/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=518:guia-practica-de-reduccion-del-riesgo-de-desastres-para-organizaciones-humanitarias-y-de-desarrollo&catid=21:libros&Itemid=77

-Symposium focused on DRR: Disaster Prevention, Mitigation and Preparedness (PMP) - (October 2010): http://www.iecah.org/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1538:-la-reduccion-del-riesgo-de-desastres-en-los-actores-de-la-cooperacion-madrilena&catid=26:jornadas-y-seminarios&Itemid=16

-- Symposium focused on DRR: Disaster Prevention, Mitigation and Preparedness (PMP) – (May 2011):
http://www.iecah.org/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1516:seminario-de-especializacion-en-gestion-de-riesgos-prevencion-mitigacion-y-preparacio

-Development, promotion and dissemination of reports, analysis,news and other relevant documents on DRR on our website (www.iecah.org) Articles:

- http://www.iecah.org/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2229:hacia-la-resiliencia-una-guia-para-la-reduccion-de-riesgos-de-desastres-y-la-adaptacion-al-cambio-climatico&catid=38:resenas&Itemid=89

-http://www.iecah.org/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2104:el-camino-hacia-la-resiliencia-una-guia-de-reduccion-del-riesgo-de-desastres-rrd-y-adaptacion-al-cambio-climatico-acc&catid=38:resenas&Itemid=89

-http://www.iecah.org/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2080:la-importancia-de-la-reduccion-del-riesgo-de-desastres-para-fortalecer-las-naciones&catid=33:noticias&Itemid=84

-http://www.iecah.org/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2055:4o-conferencia-internacional-sobre-desastres-y-riesgos-la-gestion-integral-del-riesgo-en-un-mundo-cambiante-el-camino-hacia-una-sociedad-resiliente-&catid=15:articulos&Itemid=9

-http://www.iecah.org/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1341:reduccion-del-riesgo-de-desastres-un-instrumento-para-alcanzar-los-objetivos-de-desarrollo-del-mile&catid=38:resenas&Itemid=89

-http://www.iecah.org/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1330:la-reduccion-del-riesgo-de-desastres-en-el-marco-de-la-cooperacion-espanola&catid=38:resenas&Itemid=89

-http://www.iecah.org/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2018:reduccion-de-los-riesgos-mediante-la-reduccion-del-riesgo-de-desastres-rrd-basada-en-la-comunidad-&catid=38:resenas&Itemid=89

-http://www.iecah.org/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=630:reduccion-del-riesgo-de-desastres&catid=34:analisis&Itemid=85

-http://www.iecah.org/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1319:segunda-sesion-de-la-plataforma-global-para-la-reduccion-del-riesgo-de-desastres&catid=38:resenas&Itemid=89

Making Cities Resilient Campaign Activities

- Promotion and dissemination of the UNISDR campaign "Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready!" through IECAH website (September 2012) Publications:
- http://www.iecah.org/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=136:desarrollando-ciudades-resilientes&catid=33:noticias&Itemid=84

- http://www.iecah.org/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2079:los-avances-en-rrd-y-objetivos-del-marco-de-accion-de-hyogo-ya-pueden-ser-evaluados-por-los-gobiernos-locales&catid=33:noticias&Itemid=84

- http://www.iecah.org/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2016:como-desarrollar-ciudades-mas-resilientes-un-manual-para-lideres-de-los-gobiernos-locales-&catid=38:resenas&Itemid=89

- http://www.iecah.org/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2013:unisdr-promueve-qciudades-resilientesq-en-rio--20&catid=33:noticias&Itemid=84

-http://www.iecah.org/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1047:la-reduccion-del-riesgo-de-desastres-tarea-pendiente-desde-hyogo&catid=15:articulos&Itemid=9

-http://www.iecah.org/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1051:seis-anos-despues-de-hyogo-no-llueve-a-gusto-de-nadie&catid=15:articulos&Itemid=9

-http://www.iecah.org/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=320:herramientas-geoespaciales-en-la-reduccion-del-riesgo-de-desastres&catid=38:resenas&Itemid=89

Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)

The analysis of the factors that cause disasters is a DRR focal point whose goal is to reduce exposure to threats and mitigate people's vulnerability, so as to improve the resilience ability that people have to face natural disasters. Moreover, the empowerment and involvement of stakeholders in DRR, political leaders, scientific and technical agencies, NGOs, private sector, government institutions and civil society is an important and focal point because it will be necessary at every stage of rehabilitation, reconstruction, prevention and preparedness.

Websites

www.preventionweb.net
www.reliefweb.int
www.urd.org
www.flash.org.es
www.unisdr.org

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