Submitted by Natalie Acosta, Responsable de communicatión regional FbF, Cruz Roja Alemana
11 Jun 2021 , last updated 11 Jun 2021

More than 450 people participated in the Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Dialogue Platform

The third Regional Dialogue Platform in Latin America and the Caribbean, virtual edition, was held from June 2 to 4 with the participation of more than 450 people, representing around 40 countries. The agenda of the event promoted the importance of disaster and crisis anticipation and the scaling-up of different anticipatory action initiatives in the region.

The event featured high-level presenters, such as Claudia Herrera, executive secretary of the Coordination Center for Disaster Prevention in Central America and the Dominican Republic (CEPREDENAC); Carlos Iván Márquez, board member of the Colombian Red Cross; Stephen McAndrew, deputy director for the IFRC regional office in the Americas; Lina Pohl, representative of FAO Mexico; Paula Pagniez, director of the Climate and Resilience Hub of Willis Towers Watson; Guillermo Gonzales, minister of the National System for Disaster Prevention in Nicaragua (SINAPRED), among others.

The diverse sessions on the agenda exposed the importance of collective efforts, where the role of coordination is key to implement early actions. Mathieu Destrooper, international delegate of the German Red Cross, shared that:


"this third edition of the Platform maintained its essence as an ideal space for reflection and exchange of experiences among key actors in the region".


To watch the "Faces of Anticipation" video, which shows different regional actors working on anticipatory action initiatives, watch the video on the left or click on the link below.

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The 2021 LAC Regional Dialogue Platform was organized by the German Red Cross, the World Food Programme (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Climate Centre and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). It was financially supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.