Cristina Alonso


I am a graduate Social Anthropologist by Goldsmiths College, London, with a Masters Degree in International Development Studies by Universiteit van Amsterdam in Holland.  My interests brought me to El Salvador, where I have been now for a year and half researching for CESTA-Friends of the Earth El Salvador on vulnerabilities and capacities to climate change of communities at risk.  My focus is on participatory research with a multidisciplinary approach, and my major interests are community-based adaptation, local knowledge/capacity building and disaster risk reduction initiatives at the community level, besides the implications of political/social factors at the municipal/national level for succesful implementation of adaptation/DRR strategies in communities under study.

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Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis of Communities in El Salvador


In the past few years great disasters following climatic extreme events have increased in El Salvador. They tend to be portrayed by national media as natural and ...

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Community-Based Adaptation in El Salvador

This work summarizes research done on capacities and vulnerabilities of two Salvadorian campesino communities prone to annual flooding.

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Community Based Adaptation Network (CBA Network)

The Community Based Adaptation Conference (CBA) online community space. Visit here for the latest news and information about CBA14.   
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