El Salvador DRL Workshop 2 kicks off at UCA

The Central American University Jose Simeon Cañas (UCA) is hosting its 2nd Disaster Resilience Leadership (DRL) workshop in San Salvador this week from 19-23 March, 2018. Dr. Eric Corzine, faculty with GW’s IDFR will be participating in the training. Among other activities participants will be engaged in application exercises for resilience systems GIRD cases to look at landslides in Verapaz and Guadalupe, and flooding in the Lower Lempa. Participants will also visit the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) Environmental Observatory as part of the week’s activities.

The DRL program in El Salvador is part of GW/IDFR’s global DRL program supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The DRL program has the following objectives:

• To systematically strengthen the capacity of existing Emergency Response (ER) and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) leaders at multiple levels

• To systematically strengthen the capacity of existing Emergency Response (ER) and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) leaders at multiple levels

• To support the development of future leaders by institutionalizing disaster resilience leadership in higher education programs

• To expand and strengthen a network of public, private, and NGO stakeholders by globally linking a community of practice of disaster resilient leaders

• To systematically strengthen the capacity of ER and DRM organizations

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The Universidad Centroamericana “José Simeón Cañas”, known as UCA, was founded in September 1965 and is located in San Salvador, El Salvador. The Central American University Jose Simeon Cañas (UCA) is a university at the service of the Salvadoran and Central American people to promote university social transformation, through research, teaching and social projection. The UCA works to form competent people committed to social justice; contributes to the creation of new modes of human behavior and social coexistence based on justice and solidarity with the poor, the defense of human rights and the common good; and promotes responsible research and innovation.