Caribbean experience helps strengthen Peruvian disaster capacity
Peru is among the countries of Latin America that is most vulnerable to natural disasters, reports Caribbean News Now.. The establishment of the National Center for Disaster Assessment, Prevention and Risk Reduction (CENEPRED) is among the most significant efforts undertaken in recent times by the Peruvian government to comprehensively address the vulnerability of its population.
Over the past few months, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), with its well-established experience in dealing with natural disasters, has helped strengthen the capacity of CENEPRED officers, and of national and regional government officials to plan, prepare and respond to such events. This month, a team from the ECLAC Caribbean office travelled to the San Martin and Piura regions to provide training, aimed at strengthening the capacity of CENEPRED and regional government officials to assess damages and losses caused by disasters.