During the tour in Central America that starts on August 1, eight young people from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama will join the 800 passengers aboard this multicultural boat. They willattend a training course and share initiatives and experiences on disaster risk reduction and resilience building in their communities and countries. This will be carried out through the Youth Programme for Strengthening Disaster Resilience in Central America, led by the Peace Boat in coordination with UNISDR.
The participants will evaluate both the existing challenges to strengthening resilience and potential solutions, and will have the opportunity to propose mechanisms for resilience building in the region. They will also discuss lessons learned from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan with survivors and volunteers from the affected areas.
The programme will be held from 1 to 8 August during the Latin American segment of the 84th Peace Boat' Global Voyage, departing from Acajutla, El Salvador. The Peace Boat will make stops in Santa Tecla (El Salvador) and Corinto (Nicaragua), and will make a tour on the Panama Canal, before disembarking in Cristobal (Panama) on August 7. At each port, activities with national authorities will be conducted, along with field visits related to disaster risk reduction. Further information on these will be provided at a later date.
UNISDR - Peace Boat Resilience Tour
- Friday, August 1: Acajutla, El Salvador (Boarding)
- Saturday, August 2: Santa Tecla, El Salvador
- Sunday, August 3: Corinto, Nicaragua. Press Conference and Symposium
- Monday, August 4: Onboard programme
- Tuesday, August 5: Onboard programme
- Wednesday, August 5: Onboard programme. Crossing of the Panama Canal
- Thursday, 7 August: Cristobal, Panama (Disembarking). Visit to the UNISDR Regional Office for the Americas
- Friday, August 8: End of programme and return to home countries
About the Peace Boat
Peace Boat is an international non-profit and non-governmental organization that works to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment through global educational programmes on global peace voyages.
Peace Boat has carried out emergency relief operations for the past 18 years in affected areas all over the world by delivering emergency assistance and raising funds, as well as coordinating the dispatch of experienced logisticians, interpreters and volunteer teams.. One of their operations was the coordination, training and dispatch of thousands of volunteers after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in March 2011.
About the "Making Cities Resilient" Global Campaign
1980 cities around the world have joined the UNISDR-led campaign and are working to make their communities more resilient to disasters.
The Global Campaign is based on 10 essentials for developing local resilience, which in turn build on the 5 priorities for action of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), adopted by UN Member States for the period 2005-2015 to increase the resilience of communities and nations through disaster risk reduction.
Making Cities Resilient Global Campaign
UNISDR- Peace Boat Cooperation Agreement (English)
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