International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
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Newsletter ISDR Inform - Latin America and the Caribbean
Issue: 13/2006- 12/2006 - 11/2005 - 10/2005 - 9/2004 - 8/2003 - 7/2003 - 6/2002 - 5/2002 - 4/2001- 3/2001

In the Spotlight


Second Hemispheric Conference On Disaster Reduction
In The Education Sector
Caracas, Venezuela, 2-4 October 2000

The goal is to update the Hemispheric Plan for the Reduction of the Education Sector’s Vulnerability to Socio-Natural Disasters. In order to achieve this objective, the EIRD Secretariat, together with the Organization of American States (OAS), Venezuela’s FEDE, and Trujillo National University in Peru, will hold the Second Hemispheric Conference on Disaster Reduction in the Education Sector. The technical secretariats of the Plan at the University of the West Indies, the National University of Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina, and Texas Women’s University will help to organize the event.

The 2-4 October conference will address disaster reduction in schools and universities, their physical vulnerability, and the importance of awareness raising among the general public. Professionals from throughout the Americas will be able to exchange experiences and ideas, and decide what the Plan should focus on in the future. The recommendations they draw up will be publicized during World Disaster Reduction Day, which falls on 11 October.

FEDE of Venezuelas Ministry of Education is a charge of the general organization. In addition, the Technical Secretariat of EDUPLANhemisferico in the University of the West Indies, the National University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina and Texas Women University in the USA will cooperate in the organization with the Technical Secretariat of FEDE and the National University of Trujillo, Peru.

For more information please contact
Ms. Sussana Urbano, FEDE, Venezuelas Ministry of Education