• Identify local peer mentors.

  • With them, develop tools (such as scenarios) to communicate risk.

  • With local professionals, devise strategies for resilience.

  • Introduce affordable, socially compatible safety measures.

  • Strengthen networks of people creating disaster resilience.

  • Assist as needed (for example, with hands-on training).

The community has the capacity to implement these methods.

Peer mentors and leaders have adapted and demonstrated effective methods to reduce risk.

Peer mentors have convinced their community that its risk is unacceptable. (For example, schoolchildren will die in an earthquake.)

Theory of Change

A community will reduce its risk from

natural disasters when:


Communities around the world continue their economic, political and cultural development despite natural hazards.

GeoHazards International

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California 94025, USA

(650) 614-9050


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