Take course on risk management

By: Neylin Calderón

Since last Monday 26th, until Thursday, August 29, at the Center for Intercultural Community Innovation Slilma of URACCAN, in the Bilwi campus, the first meeting of the training cycle in disaster management and risk reduction was held aimed at the institutions involved in this topic, such training is carried out through the Institute of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (IREMADES/CISA-URACCAN) in conjunction with the Italian organization called the Civil Volunteering Group (GVC).

In this regard, Mr. Lenin Green coordinator of IREMADES/CISA at the Bilwi compound said that the University seeks to strengthen the knowledge of the 20 participants of the course, "within the topics that have been prioritized is the approach of risk management, climate change as an instrument of adaptation and mitigation, means of life and resilience", in addition to the approach of the geographic information system for the mapping of vulnerability, he said.

Articulation with the university

The course was developed through face-to-face meetings during the four consecutive days, at the end of the course each participant presented project profiles that responded to the needs of the Caribbean Coast and also the delivery of certificates of approval of the course, accredited by URACCAN and the European Union (ECHO and EACEA), emphasized Maya Koshi, representative of the Civil Volunteering Group (GVC).

Tiziana Rossetti, GVC's representative in Nicaragua, said the workshop "strengthening irrigation management and disaster reduction capabilities... it is part of an EU programme called the EUA Voluntarie, which is a volunteer group for humanitarian aid and is funded by the European Union's humanitarian aid volunteering," he said.

Rossetti said the Civil Volunteering Group has been on the Caribbean Coast for more than a decade, and "projects have been developed in collaboration and partnership with URACCAN University on the issue of risk management, environmental protection, human mitigation in climate change," he argued.

In addition, Tiziana continued to say that since the GVC strategic alliances have been achieved with URACCAN "as a fundamental player in the territory marked in this topic, URACCAN is developing research, actions, training professionals, so it is an alliance that will surely continue in the future," he added.