Save the Children and San Marcos University promote disaster risk management
Institutions committed to working together to promote academic-scientific research and the strengthening of the capacities of vulnerable communities in North Lima.
Through the signing of a cooperation agreement between Save the Children and the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, both institutions committed to working together to promote academic-scientific research and the strengthening of the capacities of vulnerable communities in North Lima in terms of disaster risk management.
The agreement establishes specific lines of action that will stimulate and support the development of research projects and technology transfer and innovation between both institutions. In addition, to promote the participation and exchange of experiences between teachers and specialists from both institutions in conferences, short courses, stays, as well as in outreach activities and social extension.
On the other hand, the establishment of a program for the exchange of information, documentation, publications, equipment and audiovisual material of an academic nature; and the design of a program that will promote the preparation, execution and monitoring of projects of common interest beyond disaster risk management.
“This agreement establishes the bases, mechanisms and procedures for inter-institutional collaboration for the development of activities in favor of the most vulnerable communities in North Lima. This is a proactive and purposeful proposal to join forces that is oriented towards an objective and the common good of the population”, explained Esteban Fernández, Coordinator of the GRD Project in Lima Norte.
Regarding the promotion of adequate disaster risk management, two work initiatives are being specified for the coming months. The first, aimed at the preparation and delivery of a training course on “Financial mechanisms and budget programming with a focus on disaster risk management, protection and inclusion” for officials of the eight municipalities that make up the Municipal Association of Lima Norte. And the second, aimed at designing a competition for undergraduate and postgraduate thesis research projects that cover the topics of comprehensive disaster risk management with an emphasis on children and the community.