Severe weather phenomena have impacted on the region in recent years Photo: Archivo

Over 15 countries from the Caribbean region are participating from today in the “Workshop on Focus and Tools for Disaster Risk Management: The Cuban Experience”, which will run until Friday, October 30, in Havana’s Hotel Palco.

Organized by the Environment Agency of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (Citma), the event aims to integrate knowledge and practical experiences in this crucial area, in order to strengthen capacities in this field and reduce the loss of lives, damages to property and the environment, resulting from severe weather phenomena, earthquakes, epidemics and other events.

According to the program made available to the press, experts from various national institutions will speak on topics relating to the main natural dangers for the Caribbean region, climate change, early warning systems and local particularities, local development and risk management to reduce disasters, health and technological hazards and environmental education and citizen participation in risk management, among others.

As a member of the Ibero-American Association of Government Organizations for Civil Defense and Protection, and the Special Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction of the Association of Caribbean States, in recent years Cuba has provided technical assistance and expanded its collaboration with various Latin American and Caribbean states in this field.