• In the province of Loja in southern Ecuador, a total of 45 professionals were trained as development facilitators in risk management, mitigation, and adaptation to climate change at the National University of Loja.
  • In the Piura region of northern Peru, 80 professionals are being trained in two specialised courses: "Risk Assessors in the face of natural phenomena" and "Planning and investment in disaster risk management projects". 

Loja-Piura, December 11, 2020. The EUROCLIMA+ programme through the "Binational Project for the reduction of the vulnerability of the population and their livelihoods to the threats of drought and flooding in the border territories of Ecuador and Peru" or "Risk Management without Borders", under the framework of the component: Strengthening bi-national institutions for disaster risk prevention against droughts and floods, developing specialised academic training activities in the province of Loja in Ecuador and in the Piura region of Peru.

In Loja, the six-month "Training Programme for Risk Management, Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change" culminated on Friday, December 11, with the training of 45 social actors and technicians responsible for the Risk Management Units of the GAD's; technicians from the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Environment, Provincial Government of Loja; teachers from the National University of Loja; as well as analysts from the National Risk and Emergency Management Service.

In a brief ceremony held this morning in the auditorium of the National University of Loja, authorities, officials and students who have graduated from the programme participated. Rafael Dávila Egüez (Provincial Prefect of Loja), Engineer Hernán Torres Carrión (coordinator of societal linkages at the National University of Loja) and Engineer Fredy Feijó Uday (Director of the Risk Management without Borders Project) and Econ. Nora Vega were on the steering panel.

In Peru, two specialised courses were launched for 80 professionals and authorities from 17 local governments benefiting from the project. The first one started on November 28, called "Training Course in Risk Assessment of Disasters Originated by Natural Phenomena" aimed at 15 professionals from the Local Governments benefiting from the project "Risk Management without Borders", run by the Postgraduate School of the Universidad Continental, an institution accredited by the National Centre for Disaster Risk Estimation, Prevention and Reduction - CENEPRED. It lasts 4 months, and is carried out every 15 days on Saturdays and Sundays.

The second course called: "Planning and investment instruments for disaster risk management", began on December 5, through the virtual platform Zoom, aimed at more than 65 professionals from 18 local governments located in the Catamayo-Chira Transboundary Basin, such as Montero, Ayabaca, Sicchez, Jililí, Sapillica, Pacaipampa, Lagunas, Paimas, Suyo, Querecotillo, Salitral, La Huaca, Miguel Checa, Amotape, La Huaca, Vichayal, Colán, and Tambogrande. It lasts 2 months and has 4 modules.

Both courses aim to contribute to professionals and public servants involved in the project, strengthening their capacities in tools for the preparation of studies and risk assessment reports due to natural phenomena in our Piura region. Chira is also contributing to the reduction of disaster risks due to the impacts of recurring natural hazards such as drought, mass movements and flooding on the vulnerable population.

The project "Risk Management without Borders", is financed by the European Union through the Euroclima+ programme and implemented by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation - AECID and the French Development Agency - AFD y Co executed by the Regional Government of Piura - Peru, through the Regional Management of Natural Resources and Environmental Management; the Provincial Government of Loja and the National Service for Risk and Emergency Management - Zone 7 in Ecuador, in partnership with the Meurthe et Moselle department of France, L'observatoire des changements en Amérique Latine (Local), Departement L’Aude of France and the province of Viterbo.

About the projects for the Disaster Risk Management and Reduction component: droughts and floods

A total of seven projects will be implemented through the Risk Management component of the EUROCLIMA+ programme. For more information on each project visit this link: http://euroclimaplus.org/index.php/en/risk-management  

About EUROCLIMA+  

EUROCLIMA+ is a programme financed by the European Union to promote environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient development in 18 Latin American countries, particularly for the benefit of the most vulnerable populations. The Programme is implemented under the synergistic work of seven agencies: the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the French Development Agency (AFD), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Expertise France (EF), the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Public Administration and Policy (FIIAPP), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), and UN Environment.

Contacts

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