The Centre brings together technical officers from Africa, Asia and Brazil in a training programme on Disaster Risk Reduction and Local Development

The training programme in the area of humanitarian assistance, disaster prevention and post-disaster socio-environmental recovery, financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil and implemented by the Centre, culminated in a major training activity entitled Managing Risk, Driving Change: Disaster Risk Reduction within the Framework of Local Development Processes, which took place in November in the city of Campinas in Brazil.

This activity included the participation of 30 leaders and senior technical officers from the entire Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries – CPLP (Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe and East Timor). It was the fruit of the partnership between the ITC–ILO, the Partnerships and Field Support Department (PARDEV)/South–South and Triangular Co-operation of the ILO, the ILO Office in Brazil, the United Nations Centre of Excellence for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR/CERRD), the National Office for Civil Protection and Defence (SEDEC) of Brazil, the Department of Civil Defence of the Mayor’s Office of Campinas, the Faculties of Campinas (Facamp), and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

The event resulted in the creation of a platform for cooperation and for horizontal and South–South interchange between the institutions and countries involved, in three fields:

  • Specialized technical training in the field of risk management, of the processes of preparation and recovery and of territorial planning and use.
  • Making available tools and methodologies in the field of disaster risk reduction and strategic planning.
  • Carrying out of joint study visits.


Link to coverage of the event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0M5dKmoFYc.

Contact for further information and details: emld@itcilo.org.



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