ECLAC publishes disaster assessment exercise guide

SANTIAGO, Chile — The Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has been a pioneer in the field of disaster assessment and in the development and dissemination of the damage and loss assessment (DaLA) methodology. Following several devastating hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural disasters over the last few years in Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC has carried out several successful DaLA missions.

Now ECLAC has introduced a Disaster Assessment Methodology Exercise Guide, developed for the DaLA trainings. The guide consists of 12 practical exercises about how to estimate the effects on several sectors including electricity, education, health and other areas.

The exercise guide is a pedagogical tool to the third edition of ECLAC’s well-known…

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