Knowledge Note

Each time a hurricane or heavy rain strikes, the citizens of Haiti make choices on how to best protect their families, secure their belongings and manage the damages and losses often caused in the aftermath. This decision-making process provides a micro-level snapshot of disaster preparedness, but it also reveals the ongoing and complex dialogues from institutions to individuals, and among municipal institutions and national agencies, namely the Civil Protection Agency (DPC). Their efforts focus on better understanding disaster risk in Haiti in order to develop and implement evacuation strategies that mitigate the impacts, and expedite the recovery of Haitians in the wake of a natural hazard event.

About the Presenters

Michel Matera

Sergio Dell’Anna