Framework agreement between CENEPRED and Save the Children will allow to strengthen disaster risk management in the country

  • April 26, 2021
  • Area: Climate change and DRM

Lima, 15 April 2021 – The National Center for Disaster Risk Estimation, Prevention and Reduction (Cenepred) and Save the Children signed a Framework Agreement for Interinstitutional Cooperation, with the objective of promoting, developing and strengthening national and sectoral policies on disaster risk management to reduce the population’s vulnerability.   

The agreement signed by the head of Cenepred, Juvenal Medina Rengifo and Save the Children’s legal representative (a.i), Marisa Arias, on behalf of its Country Director Verónica Valdivieso, will have a validity of 3 years and may be extended. Both institutions are committed to joining forces to develop activities, projects or programs related to prospective and corrective disaster risk management.  

One of the priorities to be developed, jointly with others, is incorporating inclusive approaches, with emphasis on children and gender, in the technical documents for the implementation of risk estimation, prevention and reduction processes, and reconstruction, in order to reduce risks and strengthen the capacities of communities and neighborhoods.   

In this sense, the head of Cenepred, Juvenal Medina, said that “signing the agreement has been a great step forward for disaster risk management to reach children throughout the country in a more effective way. However, the DRM issue must be seen from a comprehensive approach to advocate for public policies and thus strengthen the capacity of the different actors.”    

Besides, Verónica Valdivieso, Country Director of Save the Children in Peru, said that “with the signing of this agreement, we start our work with the governing body for disaster risk management in the country. As Save the Children, we seek to work in disaster prevention to protect children and their families before emergencies occur. We have a considerable amount of experience to contribute to public policies, and we are confident that this is a great step forward.”  

Save the Children is an international organization that works to promote and defend children’s rights. It has been working in Peru for more than 40 years and has been promoting the strengthening of disaster risk management at the neighborhood, local government and public policy levels for a decade. It also encourages authorities and officials to make decisions based on the child’s best interests, thus ensuring that each child has an opportunity to live a dignified life.

Cenepred is a technical entity of the National Disaster Risk Management System (Sinagerd), responsible for advising, coordinating, facilitating, and monitoring the implementation of the National Policy and the National Disaster Risk Management Plan (Planagerd) in the country. As a public agency, it is attached to the Ministry of Defense (Mindef).

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