Disaster Risk Management: Save the Children Promotes strategic Partnerships with INDECI and local and regional governments

  • February 16, 2022
  • Area: Climate change and DRM

By 2024, it is expected that more than 30,000 officials will have improved their capacities in planning and coordination for inclusive disaster risk management.

Through the project “Strengthening Disaster Risk Management of the North Eastern Macro Regional Commonwealth of Peru”, Save the Children met with the different local and regional governments of Lambayeque, Piura and La Libertad with the aim of generating joint actions to mitigate possible disasters in population centers in vulnerable situations.

During the visits, the different institutions showed their interest in being able to make an agreement with Save the Children to actively contribute to the action plan that promotes Capacity Development and training, Policy and Planning, Community Mobilization and Strengthening, housing and settlement in officials, authorities and community.

The Regional Government of Lambayeque and Piura participated in these cooperation meetings. The district municipalities of Chicama, Agallpapampa, Reque, Jayanca and Catacaos. In which, each head of the entity, together with their technical team, explained their strengths and weaknesses in terms of Disaster Risk Management that they have been working on. In turn, assuming the commitments that they will implement from their communes in favor of their population.

On the other hand, the National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI-Lambayeque Headquarters) and FONDES, in coordination with Save the Children, will support the training of officials and authorities through specialized courses and/or diplomas such as: Financial Mechanisms and Strategic Planning.

Also, the Provincial Municipality of Piura, through the COEP (Provincial Emergency Operations Center), showed great technological advances in weather reporting and contingency plans for Disaster Risk Management. “These tools will be of great importance for the unified work in the action plan with Save the Children in Disaster Risk Management in the communities,” said the head of the entity, Crnel. Eduardo Arbulu Gonzales.

The Project Coordinator, Marcela Castillo, mentioned that these alliances will be formalized through an agreement between institutions with the aim of strengthening Disaster Risk Management in the different State powers. “We hope that these coordinations crystallize in the coming days to plan an action plan in an articulated way”, he specified.

By 2024, it is expected that more than 30,000 regional and local government officials will have improved their capacities in planning and coordination for inclusive disaster risk management and include humanitarian standards and community participation in their actions. Likewise, some 2,790 people from the communities are expected to have learned techniques for safe and earthquake-resistant construction. In addition, they will have the logistical capacity to respond to disasters successfully managing their resource centers, verifying stock and scheduling replacement.

The execution of the project will be carried out by Save the Children in alliance with USAID/Boureau Assistance Humanitarian and the North East Macro Region Commonwealth, whose headquarters are in the La Libertad region.

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