Inclusive Plan for Emergency and/or Disaster Situations, Consistent with the Sendai Framework, Launched in Argentina

Germán Xavier Torres, Vice President of the National Council on Disability Equality of Ecuador, Gerardo Burgos, Sports Secretary of the Province of Buenos Aires and Carlos Kaiser, Inclusiva NGO.
Photo credit: Loreto Brossard.

Source: Inclusiva. Edited by: UNISDR – The Americas.

 

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina, June 25, 2015 -The NGO Inclusiva, winner of the 2014     Risk Award”, alongside the Under Secretary for Coordination of Policy Integration of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina and the Provincial Council on Disability (COPRODIS) of the Province of Buenos Aires presented the “Inclusive Plan for Emergency and/or Disaster Situations” (PISEC), which provides for the coordination of actions for disaster risk reduction with an inclusive approach involving local governments, organizations of and for disabled people and the government of the province of Buenos Aires.

The province of Buenos Aires, with an area of ​​307,571 sq km (similar to the size of Italy) and 15.6 million inhabitants, is the largest in Argentina, the third largest sub national entity in Latin America and the most populous city of Latin America (according to a 2010 census). This province has faced large-scale weather events such as heavy rains in April 2013, which flooded the capital, the city of La Plata, and surrounding areas, taking the lives of 78 people and causing more than USD $ 2.6 million in damages.

The initiative delivers capacities for the creation of emergency mapping, developing family emergency plans and inclusive community emergency plans,  resulting in the adaptation of the “Inclusive Emergency Management Manual” produced with support from the United Nations in 2013, updating this version with a focus on the specific needs and contexts of the province of Buenos Aires.

Carlos Kaiser, Executive Director of Inclusiva referred to the PISEC during its launch: “The Inclusive Plan for Emergency and/or Disaster Situations (PISEC) facilitates compliance with the Sendai Framework, especially with regard to disability and emergency and shows that international cooperation bears fruit on our continent, enabling progress towards a safer world for all.”

Similarly, Pantaleón Parisi, Provincial Director of Operational Assistance of the Undersecretary for Coordination of Policy Integration (COPRODIS) in Buenos Aires, added: “Buenos Aires is Integration. It is as a team, in 2011, that we began to collaborate with Carlos Kaiser, first on the Inclusive Emergency Management Manual, and then in 2014 on the Inclusive Plan for Emergency and/or Disaster Situations (PISEC), seeking to save lives and protect people and their livelihoods.”

The PISEC is the product of collaboration between Inclusiva, a Chilean entity, and the Government of the Province of Buenos Aires, with the special collaboration of Armando Vásquez (PAHO / WHO). It was launched and presented to the public, authorities and representatives of various public and private entities at the III Congress on Disability, Inclusion and Non-Discrimination, recently held in the city of Mar del Plata, Argentina.

 


Parisi, Coprodis and Carlos Kaiser, NGO Inclusiva.

Photo credit: Loreto Brossard.

 

Related Links:

Plan Inclusivo para Situaciones de Emergencia y/o Catástrofes (PISEC)

Inclusiva, ganadora del Risk Award 2014

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