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Technical Conference on Multi-hazard Early Warning Systems during the XVth Session of WMO Regional Association III

20 – 21 September 2010
Bogota, Colombia
Bogota Plaza hotel
Santafe Room

Workshop Documents
Agenda of the Conference
Outcomes of the Conference
Presentations of the Sessions

Session 1: Opening and introduction

Welcome address and opening session Welcome statement by
Mr. Robert Masters
, Representative of WMO Secretary General

Welcome address from Dr Ricardo José LOZANO
Permanent Representative with WMO in Colombia

Welcome address from Dr. Ramon Vinas Garcia
President of WMO Regional Association III

Background and objectives by Dr Maryam Golnaraghi
Chief of Disaster Risk Reduction Division of the WMO

Session 2: Presentations of good practices in multi-hazard early warning systems

Colombia: Experience in DRR and EWS

Dr. Luz Amanda Pulido, Director of Colombia Disaster Prevention and Response Department


Dr. Maria Teresa Martinez Gomez, Chief of forecasting and warning office of IDEAM


Spain: Experience in DRR and EWS
Ms. Dolores Olmeda Gordo, Head of the Operational procedures of the State Meteorological Agency of Spain

Early Warning System For Tropical Cyclones in the Republic of Cuba
Mr Miguel Angel Puig Gonzalez - National Civil Defense, Dr Tomas Gutierrez Perez and Dr José Rubiera Torres - Instituto de Meteorologia

The Vigilance system in France (continental and overseas)
Mr. Patrick Van Grunderbeeck, Interregional Director in the French west Indies and Guyana, Météo-France


Session 3: Panel discussions on regional Initiatives and progress in Disaster Risk Reduction and Early Warning Systems in South America

Ms. Margarita Villalobos, International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN-ISDR)

Ms. Ana Campos Garcia, Disaster Risk Management Senior Advisor, The World Bank


Session 4: Presentations on the Status of EWS in RA III counries

Special Presentation: Communication and Disaster Risk Reduction: Assessing gaps and needs in RA III and RA IV by Mr. Dan Thompson, Director, International office of the USA-NOAA National Weather Service pdf
Argentina pdf
Bolivia pdf
Chile pdf
Ecuador pdf
Guyana pdf
Paraguay pdf
Peru pdf
Surinam pdf
Uruguay pdf
Venezuela pdf

Special Session 5: Facilitated Plenary Discussion on regional cooperation for the strengthening of DRR and EWS

Facilitators: Dr Maryam Golnaraghi and Mr Miguel Angel RABIOLO, Director, Regional Office for the Americas (RAM) WMO Office for South America pdf
Closing of the Session: Robert Masters, Director, Development and Regiobnal Activities Department of WMO  


For any additional information please contact:

Dr Maryam Golnaraghi
Chief, Chief of Disaster Risk Reduction Division
World Meteorological Organization
7bis,avenue de la Paix
Case postale 2300
CH-1211 Geneva 2
Tel: + 41-(0) 22-730-8006
Fax: + 41-(0) 22-730-8128
Email: mgolnaraghi@wmo.int




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