A University Consortium will be established with four Universities to Offer Specialized and Graduate Studies on Disaster Prevention
the purpose of providing professionals with specialized training
on disaster management, the National Institute for Civil Defense
signed five agreements and a framework inter- institutional
agreement with different Peruvian universities. These institutions
will be responsible for teaching graduate studies and extension
courses related to this field.
these agreements, INDECI, the San Marcos National University, the
National Engineering University, the National University of Piura
and the Southern Scientific University will implement 2-year graduate
programs and 6-month extension courses aimed at training professionals
on disaster prevention and assistance.
this context, the National Engineering University will offer the
“Master’s Program in Disaster Management and Sustainable
Development Planning.” The National University of Piura will
also teach a “Specialized Program in Disaster Management and
Sustainable Development Planning.”
addition, the San Marcos National University, through the School
of Social Sciences, will offer an “Extension Course on Disaster
Prevention and Assistance.” Finally, the Southern Scientific
University will develop specialized programs, an “Extension
Course on Disaster Prevention and Preparedness”, and a “Program
on Technical Security Inspections for Civil Defense.”
is worth mentioning that INDECI and participating universities will
establish a University Consortium for Disaster Prevention and Assistance.
This consortium will facilitate the exchange of information and
professors, as well as the participation of national and international
experts in order to improve these university programs.
National Information Center
National Institute for Civil Defense (INDECI) is currently promoting
the establishment of a National Information Center of Science and
Technology for Disaster Prevention and Assistance. Universities
participating in these cooperation agreements will have access to
National Information Center will make possible the timely management
of information related to hazards, the evaluation of existing vulnerability,
risk assessments, and scientific and technical studies on disaster-related
INDECI expects to obtain the support of the Pan-American Health
Organization, the United Nations Information Center for Latin America
and the Caribbean, and the Regional Information Center for Disasters,
in terms of bibliography and related documents.
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