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

Tema Especial



Implementation of the National Training and Development Plan for SINAPRED

Autoras: Laura Acquaviva y Sandra Zúñiga

The National System for Disaster Prevention, Mitigation and Assistance (SINAPRED), created by Law No. 37 of March 8, 2000, represents a step forward in risk reduction in Nicaragua as it promotes an integral and systemic approach which lays emphasis on disaster prevention, mitigation and related issues.

The Executive Secretariat of SINAPRED, with the valuable support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), decided to launch the project “Human Resource Development for Integrating the National System for Disaster Prevention, Mitigation and Assistance”, in order to assist in building and strengthening this national system, giving priority to training, and raising-awareness efforts. This initiative has also received the financial support of the Office for Humanitarian Aid of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (COSUDE). During the first phase of this project, the National Training Plan was formulated as a tool designed and created for promoting capacity building and training processes among member institutions of SINAPRED, particularly in the field of risk management. In the context of the second phase of this project, the implementation process of the plan is underway.

Along these lines, the implementation strategy has been designed to incorporate main actors (State bodies, civil society, universities and international organizations, among others) as strategic partners. In other words, they will not only benefit from this training but will also participate in its development in order to ensure the sustainability of the process itself.

Contents of the Training Plan:
The implementation of the National Training Plan is a valuable opportunity for integrating SINAPRED, but it also represents a challenge in terms of the role played by this system as both advocate and coordinator of those actions aimed at reducing risk conditions in Nicaragua. For this reason, the contents suggested are intended to improve the work done by both participating institutions and sectors thereby contributing to reduce the existing levels or risk and vulnerability.