Virtual Forums

With the aim of contributing and enriching the conversation, the OAS will organize virtual forums, in the form of round tables and webinars, with the participation of international experts on all the topics that the Portal proposes to carry out brainstorming around them. and inclusive discussions. On this page you will find the calendar of upcoming events and the videos of the events already held.

How are Emergency and Security Systems in the region getting ready to respond to natural disasters in time of COVID-19?

Second Virtual Discussion with Emergency and Security Systems in the region

  • 5/15/2020 2:00 PM
  • Number of views: 1813

Event date: 5/15/2020 2:00 PM Export event

Persons in charge of the presentations::

Guillermo Moncayo, Acting Director of the Department of Public Security
Karen Bozicovich, Information and Knowledge Section Chief of the Department of Public Security
Pablo González, Principal Specialist of the Risk Management and Adaptation to Climate Change Program  at SEDI/OAS
Elizabeth Riley, Acting Executive Director at CDEMA
Claudia Herrera Melgar, Executive Secretary at CEPREDENAC
Laurie Flaherty, National 911 Program Coordinator, United States of America  
David Esparza, Titular del Centro Nacional de Información de México
Juan Zapata, ECU-911 Director, Ecuador

Each year, the region is struck by a number of natural disasters, including earthquakes and hurricanes, among other natural hazards. These events tend to be devastating in terms of loss of human lives, destruction of homes and infrastructure, disruption of communications and provision of both water and electricity. For this reason, this second virtual discussion will focus on understanding what the region is doing to mitigate risks, as well as to respond and manage an emergency resulting from  the impact of a natural disaster event while at the same time trying to contain the spread of coronavirus. It is particularly interested in exploring what steps and actions are being taken (or should be taken) by Emergency and Security Systems so that they may face a scenario of multiple crises.