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Japan to assist with disaster risk reduction training in Latin America and the Caribbean

On July 31st 2014, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation for the ‘Disaster Risk Reduction Training Program for Latin America and the Caribbean’ with the Chilean International Cooperation Agency (AGCI).

The Memorandum of Cooperation will enable JICA to assist with disaster risk reduction training in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Through the combination of Japan and Chile’s disaster management resources, the program is designed to efficiently and effectively develop human resources with a high level of specialization, as well as to improve the capacity of government officials to respond to actual disasters. The program also aims to build a regional network for sharing experiences and knowledge from otherLatin America and the Caribbean countries.

An outline of the Japan-Chile Partnership Programme can be read here (in Japanese).

•Date: 14th August 2014 • S.America •Type: Article • Topic: DR general

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