Community-Based Risk Assessment Workshops

In collaboration with the Research Center for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (CIGIDEN), I conducted a community-based risk assessment workshop. This workshop including experts on risk from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, who helped dirigentas evaluate the risks in the settlements using GIS technologies. An article in a major newspaper in Chile summarized the results of this workshop. This workshop also helped to bolster dirigentas’ claims that the existing environmental risks in the campamento can be mitigated were regional authorities willing to urbanize or “radicate” the campamento.