Technicians of the Central American Council for Housing and Human Settlements (CCVAH) of El Salvador, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic; Representatives of the Metropolitan Areas of Honduras & El Salvador; and the Central American Secretariat for Social Integration (SISCA), visited the United Nations Bonn Campus. They met with experts from the United Nations University, learning about the academic work linked to climate adaptation, resilient urban development, environmental risk, and mobility.
Additionally, the participants learned about the areas of study of the University, urban research, activities related to earth observation and the program, and the United Nations UN-SPIDER Platform. UN-SPIDER gave a presentation about its work, introducing and raising awareness of the potential of space-based technologies for supporting disaster risk reduction and management efforts.
The tour was organized by the Regional Program “Urban Resilience” and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)). The “Urban Resilience” Program is executed by German cooperation via GIZ Region SICA (Central American Integration System) in coordination with the CCVAH through SISCA, as part of the alliance between the Federal Republic of Germany and the countries that make up the SICA Region.