The ICC is currently participating in the project “Building resilient communities and Integrated Early Tsunami Warning Systems in Central America”, which is hosting workshops in Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa, Escuintla, from July 4th to 7th, and that aims to improve the capacities to respond against tsunami events in Guatemala.
The workshops are part of the DIPECHO project that is executed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO, and it’s funded by the European Union.
The national workshop to formulate the Standard Operational Procedures SOPs has been programmed as part of the activities, as well as the workshop to establish and train the Tsunami Action Team at the local level. The work of the ICC focuses in strengthening local respond capacities through training and workshops and by accrediting the Municipal Coordinator for Disaster Reduction COMRED along with CONRED, as part of the good practices, and as an public-private alliance for the benefit of the municipality.
The workshop includes talks about verifying potential scenarios of tsunami impacts, essential components of the early warning system and its stages, among others, and they will be facilitated by professionals of UNESCO, INSIVUMEH, and CONRED.