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

Partners in Action


Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Coordination Program (PED-PAHO/WHO) to offer course for managers on health, disasters, and development

PAHO/WHO and PED will offer an intensive two-and-a-half-weeks course for public and private sector managers involved in emergency and disaster management. The course will be held in Quito, Ecuador, from 30 August to 15 September 2000.

This international course will focus on management issues related to disaster reduction programs. It will address such issues as prevention and response, with emphasis on risk management. A very participatory methodology will allow students to develop the necessary skills to face the new challenges posed by disaster and risk management.

Before their arrival, participants must complete a paper on any of the subjects of the course, to be presented and discussed in class. Candidates must occupy management positions, or have done so in the past. They must have a minimum of eight years’ experience in public health planning and administration, engineering, sanitation, medicine, architecture, environmental management or other relevant fields.

Space is limited. The course will cost US$2,800. This covers registration costs (US$1,500) as well as lodging, meals, transport, and didactic print and audiovidual materials (US$1,300). Other personal expenses will not be covered. The course will be taught in Spanish only.

For more information, please contact:
Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Coordination Program (PED-PAHO/WHO)
525 Twenty-third Street, N:W:
Washington DC 20037, USA
Tel: (1-202) 974-3531
Fax: (1-202) 775-4578