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Applied Training Programme: Disaster Risk Reduction, Generation of Urban Resilience and Participatory Local Planning


CHINANDEGA, Nicaragua, November 6, 2013 - The Resilience, Risk Reduction and Sustainable Territorial Development Training Workshop is part of the Applied Training Programme: Disaster Risk Reduction, Generation of Urban Resilience and Participatory Local Planning of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). It is a joint contribution to the UNISDR Global Campaign "Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready!" and is also supported by the European Commission for Humanitarian Aid (ECHO) in the framework of the implementation of its Action Plan 2012-2013 for Central America.

The course will be held between October 21and 25, 2013 at the Portales Hotel in the city of Chinandega, Nicaragua. It is jointly organized by UNISDR, UN-Habitat and sponsored and co-organized by the Telica River Basin Commonwealth (MCRT) and the Commonwealth of Central American Commonwealths.

The Applied Training Programme grows out of the needs generated by the loss of resilience in local environments, the gaps in terms of risk reduction and management and the ever increasing and recurring impact of disasters on the economy, environment, people and social heritage of the territories of Latin America. It is based on and adapted to the local realities and environments in the region in order to make use of endogenous instruments, tools and capacities in the participatory strategic planning and development of communities, seeking sustainability, resilience and the reduction of vulnerabilities and risks.

The Training Program offers various modalities of implementation. The most comprehensive of these is a course that combines classroom instruction and distance learning. The classroom instruction aims to achieve the objectives of the process through direct instruction and training with experts from the programmatic issues, and also enables the participants to work jointly to socialize and exchange territorial experiences and practices. Online tools include discussion forums, consultation with tutors and distance exercises to reinforce the contents developed in the classroom phases and meetings.

Targeting Local Actors Committed to the Development of Their Territory.
The target group includes the local technicians, officials and authorities, as well as professionals and representatives from non-governmental organizations, civil society, cooperation and organizations working and involved in territories interested in promoting sustainable and resilient forms of development through planning processes that integrate disaster risk reduction, as a central focus of territorial, urban and municipal activities.

Carolina Guimarães / UN-Habitat
+55-21 32358550

Jaime ValdésAguayo / UN-Habitat

Ruben Vargas / UNISDR

Related links:
Applied Training Programme Brochure: Disaster Risk Reduction, Generation of Urban Resilience and Local Participative Planning