Regional Workshop on Disaster Risk Management in Latin America and the Caribbean

Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators,

Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of the International Council for Science (ICSU ROLAC) and National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), in collaboration with National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences (ANCEFN) and Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation (MINCyT) are organizing a Regional Workshop on Disaster Risk Management in Latin America and the Caribbean: Towards a project plan for integrating science and risk management for the region which will be held 3-5 September, 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The workshop aims to bring multiple disciplines together, build scientific capacity, and reach to policy makers in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries integrating scientific findings and the work of risk managers to reduce risk related to environmental hazards and disasters. Also young scientists from the LAC region will be invited to the workshop as a learning experience and to contribute to the discussions. The expected outcome of this workshop are recommendations for a plan of action on disaster risk reduction for the region. The plan will have the form of a project proposal to be submitted to potential funding agencies. The workshop is thus meant to be a scoping activity to coordinate future activities in research and policy making on disaster risk reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Proposal for Participation (Closing date for applications: 1 August 2012)