Learn how to tackle and reduce risk to natural and socio-natural threats
- Through a training course CATIE gives you the opportunity to improve your knowledge in integrated risk management
October 6th, 2017. Given the impact of natural and socio-natural hazards, risk expertise knowledge must be transformed into accessible tools and policies that can be assimilated by a broad range of environmental and development stakeholders. This is the objective pursued by CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) with its IX International Course on Integrated Risk Management: Resilience to Natural Geodynamic and Climatic Threats.
According to Javier Saborío, coordinator of the course, the training may involve professionals and technicians of any specialty who are interested in analyzing and recognizing situations of danger derived from potentially destructive natural processes.
The course, which will be held from November 13 to 24 in Costa Rica, has the participation of six different professors and starts with a theoretical description of the concepts and tools of integrated risk management to better address the challenges of vulnerability to natural and anthropogenic processes.
"The procedures and mechanisms of the spatial and temporal analysis of natural, anthropogenic threats, exposure and vulnerability are then introduced and applied by using available tools in GIS and in analytical platforms of a probabilistic nature" said Saborío.
The training also includes concepts and tools applicable to the management of emergencies and disasters at the community, regional and national levels.
Finally, Saborío noted that the disasters of the last two decades caused by natural processes, but materialized in areas with high exposure and human vulnerability, have caused great losses at local and national levels and have made clear, once again, the vulnerability of Latin America and its limited capacity to deal with such events; hence the importance of learning how to manage risk in an integrated manner.
Karla Salazar Leiva
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