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Institutions from South America set up regional working group on risk management education

During the DIPECHO regional workshop that was held in Guayaquil in September 2013, institutions from seven countries established a new working group. The goal is to implement a work plan that focuses on strengthening risk management capacities in the education sector. More

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Latin American countries share experiences on education and risk management
The objective was to generate an instance for sharing national and international experiences on education and risk management, in order to learn about the progress that has been made, and to acquire new  tools and methodologies. More

Persons with disabilities play leading role on International Day for Disaster Reduction
In the context of the International Day for Disaster Reduction, UNESCO Quito and Ecuador’s Risk Management Division of the Ministry of Education organized an earthquake drill involving boys and girls with and without disabilities. The exercise was implemented at Instituto Experimental de Educación Integrada José Martí. More

Peru’s National Risk Management System develops teacher education program on disaster risk reduction
Also within the framework of Disaster Risk Reduction Through Education and Science, on 28 October, the UNESCO Office in Lima (National Office to Peru) organized a working session aimed at identifying contents for the development of disaster risk management courses in the education system. More

Chile’s Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación (UMCE) introduces first diploma program on “School safety and security management”
The classes will be taught during the first semester of 2014 in Santiago, Chile. The program will consist of 260 pedagogic hours. The diploma program is aimed at teachers, municipal officials, and school safety and security staff, and seeks to contribute to the process of school safety and security management and planning. The goal is to enhance preparedness and response capacities regarding emergencies, and to promote education communities that are participatory, resilient, and sustainable. More


DIPECHO-UNESCO Team

  • Astrid Hollander. Program Specialist in Education for Sustainable Development, Regional Bureau of Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (OREALC / UNESCO Santiago) a.hollander(at)unesco.org
  • Mario Calderón. Regional Project Coordinator and National Coordinator in Chile, Regional Bureau of Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (OREALC / UNESCO Santiago) m.calderon(at)unesco.org
  • Valeria Chiriboga. National Project Coordinator in Ecuador, UNESCO Office in Quito – National Office to Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela v.chiriboga(at)unesco.org
  • Massimiliano Tozzi. National Project Coordinator in Peru, UNESCO Office in Lima – National Office to Peru. m.tozzi(at)unesco.org
  • Camila Romero. National Project Coordinator in Colombia. dipechocolombia(at)gmail.com

More information:

  • The project's activities were possible thanks to the support of Norwegian Capacity (NorCap)

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