PREVENTION AND STUDY CENTER
is a Peruvian non – governmental organization which
promotes the prevention approach in development,
encouraging those working in development to take on
the responsibility and the commitment not to create
conditions vulnerable to natural hazards.
Society – and to a greater extent leaders in the
spheres of economics and politics – are causing
changes in nature and altering the way it works,
creating new hazards for development sustainability.
PREDES’ chief goal is for the prevention approach to
be factored into sustainable development.
works as follows:_________________________________________________
– building with communities vulnerable to natural hazards,
so that they take responsibility for reducing the
vulnerability and risk they face. PREDES provides education,
technical and social advice, and values local people’s
knowledge and experience.
with organizations which promote development (implementing
and financial agencies) so that they introduce the
risk-prevention focus as a cross-cutting theme in
development planning, programmes, projects and in all
policy makers for
the prevention approach to be included in public
policy, legislation and regulations, leading to the
sustainability of development.
out methodologies and techniques for prevention and
its own and others’ experience, and learning from them.
methodological proposals and disseminating them to political
decision-makers, planners and development promoters.
projects in priority areas(risk zones), to help local
communities reduce their vulnerability.
and gathering folk wisdom in order to draft methodologies
for a variety of aspects (educational, technical and social)
that contribute to prevention and mitigation.
information useful for development worker in a variety of
ways: events, a web page, a magazine, publications (books,
actions are based on ethical principles and values:
solidarity, mutual help, community work, hard work,
truthfulness and honesty, gender equity, rights and
places special emphasis on education, forming values and
strengthening community organizations, with a view to
changing the attitudes of new generations.