United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women

46th Session , 4 - 15 March 2002

PANEL II - Environmental management and mitigation of natural disasters:
a gender perspective
6 March 2002
Government/Intergovernment Nominees UN System Civil Society/ SG Experts

Ms. Idiatou CAMARA, Guinea
National Director of the Environment

She has worked extensively on environmental issues; participated ot the negotiations of several international documents on biological diversity, climate change, the Montreal Protocol etc.; participated to the elaboration of the Guinean National Plan on the Environment; has also worked on women and environment issues, particularly on women's perception of environmental degradation.

Written Statement ]
(in French)

Mr. Salvano BRICENO
Director, Inter-Agency Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), OCHA

Written Statement ]
(in English)

Independent scholar, teacher and consultant in Australia, Canada and the United States

Has worked extensively on the topic of gender and natural disasters, participant in the EGM Turkey (2001); External consultant for the International Labour Organization's InFocus Programme on Crisis Response and Reconstruction.

Written Statement ]
(in English)

Ms. Yolene SURENA, Haiti
Director, Civil Protection Direction, Ministry of Interior

She holds a MA in Public Health and has attended training and seminars on Disaster and Emergency Management, Caribbean Regional Disaster Relief, etc.; has worked for many years in the Ministry of Public Health and Population

Written Statement ]
(in French)


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