International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
Latin America and the Caribbean   

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: The Role of the University


Contact information on other universities in the region that offer courses or graduate and postgraduate degrees in risk management

Argentina, Mendoza
Cuyo National University offers a postgraduate degree in Prevention, Planning, and Integrated Management of Disaster-Prone Areas.
For more information, please contact
Secretaría de Posgrado, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo.
Centro Universitario 5500 Mendoza, Argentina
Tel (54 261) 4494006/07 Fax (54 261) 4380457

Venezuela, Mérida
The Instituto Universitario de Tecnología de Ejido (IUTE), through the Training Center for Emergency and Disaster Management and the Foundation for the Prevention of Seismic Risk (FUNDAPRIS), is offering a high-level technical certification in Emergency Management and Disaster Response.
For more information, please contact:
Prof. Alejandro Liñayo
Apartado 344, Mérida 5101, Mérida, Venezuela
Av. Monseñor Pulido Méndez, cruce con Av. de Los Estadios, Mérida, Edo. Mérida-Venezuela

Colombia, Medellín
The University of Antioquia’s Public Health School has a PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center aimed at supporting disaster management initiatives in the health care field throughout the region. The University also offers a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Social Sciences and Risk and Disaster Management.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. John Flores, Centro de Desastres, Medellín

The Latin American Social Sciences Federation and the La Red Network have jointly set up a Latin American Postgraduate Studies Program in Disaster and Risk Management, employing a “virtual” methodology that only requires part-time attendance. The Program will offer a Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Disasters, and Risk Management. Technical certification is also available.
For more information, please contact:

Peru, Lima
Disasters Program
Intermediate Technology Development Group: ITDG-Peru
The LA RED Social Studies Network on Disaster Prevention in Latin America
For more information, please contact:
Eduardo Franco
Av. Jorge Chavez 275, Lima 18, PERU
Tel: (511) 447-5127/446-7324/444-7055 Fax: (511) 446-6621