CRGR | El Salvador | November 7. 2018.- The CRGR, together with the National Risk Management Tables, holds an achievement fair called «A milestone for the resilience of Civil Society in Central America» within the framework of the commemoration 20 years after Hurricane Mitch.
In Central America since the passage of Hurricane Mitch in 1998 to date, there have been a series of reflection processes in civil society that have given rise to several coordination spaces, among them the «Vulnerable Central America Forum, United for Life» (FCV-UV); and the Regional Agreement for Risk Management in Central America.
Due to this, Civil Society organizations that make up the Regional Agreement for Risk Management in Central America exhibited at an achievements fair on November 6, 2018 in Plaza Morazán, in the historic center of the Republic of El Salvador. testimonies, experiences, knowledge and lessons learned from the passage of Hurricane Mitch in the region, as well as what are the advances and challenges in the present.
The CRGR provided this interactive and collaborative space for practical demonstrations, where it facilitated the learning of how people from communities and civil society organizations have improved the efficiency and quality of their work in their territories.
Representatives of the Citizen Convergence for Risk Management of Guatemala, the Permanent Table for Risk Management of El Salvador, the National Tables of Incidence of Risk Management of Honduras, the National Table for the Management of Risks of Nicaragua, organizations that The first response, such as Cruz Verde, Salvadoran Rescue Commands, special guests and the CRGR, provided detailed information about their work on the front line, and exchanged opinions in a natural way and in a relaxed atmosphere.
The main topics addressed during the event were Risk Management, Vulnerability, Gender in Management, Climate Change, Humanitarian Action, Emergency Response, among others.
One of the central points of this event were the testimonies of survivors of Hurricane Mitch, how they lived in the face of this disaster and how they have been building resilience through training processes facilitated by the CRGR through the National Management Tables. Risks
The artistic part was in charge of the most representative folk dance group of Panchimalco in El Salvador. This group made up of young people gave life to one of the most popular folkloric manifestations in the countries that make up the Central American region.
This event was attended by representatives of cooperation agencies, academia, environmental civil society and was available to the general public.