ONEMI achieves major educational and integral goals in the field of civil protection
the context of the “National Month for Civil Protection”,
the government of Chile,
through its specialized body, the National Emergency Office of the
Ministry of the Interior (ONEMI), met two major goals in the field
of integral training on civil protection. These objectives were
achieved through the signing of agreements with the most prestigious
academic Chilean institutions, which will contribute to train specialists
on national risk management.
this manner, on October 10, an Academic Protocol was signed with
the University of Chile -the most important institution of higher
education in Chile. The protocol includes the implementation of
different actions through the University’s Institute for Communications
and Image, and the School of Journalism. These actions are aimed
at training professionals so that they can serve as agent for integrating
existing knowledge of risk management and social communications.
The first academic activity, in the context of this agreement, was
carried out last November (www.onemi.cl). The signing ceremony of
this Protocol was headed by the Rector of the University of Chile
and the Under-Secretary of the Interior.
addition, on October 14, the “Program on Disaster Prevention,
Management and Planning” was inaugurated at the Army Academy.
This event brought together high-level civil and military authorities.
The Program’s courses, intended for directors of both public
and private institutions, will be taught jointly with ONEMI.
program represents the first joint action developed in the framework
of the Cooperation Agreement signed by ONEMI and the Army Academy
during the celebration of the “National Month for Civil Protection”
This year’s activities ended on October 23 with the “First
National Exercise for School Security”, which also represented
the end of the first stage of a broader process aimed at developing
the Integral Plan for School Security, developed by the Ministry
of Education for all educational institutions in Chile.
further information, please contact:
Carmen Fernández Gibas: email@example.com
Head, Civil Protection