Building peace in the minds of men and women


UNESCO in collaboration with the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEX­CID), the National Coordination for Civil Protection (CNPC) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have implemented the “Preparation for a better Response, Recovery and Reconstruction - Learning from the Ethnography of Disasters” (PRERADE) project.

The project integrated multi disciplines for the build back better after two big earthquakes hit Mexico city and Oaxaca in September 2017. In order to help ameliorate the response and reconstruction process for future hazards in earthquake-prone regions, UNESCO worked with different Mexican Ministries, local governments and NGOs to take record of what happened in the frontline and extracted lessons of how decision makers reacted.

PRERADE collected 13 testimonies of those who were in these front lines, responding to the disaster from the health, education, culture, first response, interna­tional cooperation and reconstruction sectors.