The U.N. International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, the Delnet Program, and the International Training Center of the International Labour Organization announce the beginning of a course on Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Local Development on 18 March.

The course, which combines virtual and class sessions, will promote policies and actions for disaster risk reduction within the framework of sustainable local development. It will focus on participatory strategic planning as a way to share knowledge about including disaster risk reduction as an integral part of local development processes, among other objectives. The course is intended for Spanish-speaking participants of the Americas (North, Central, or South) and the Caribbean, and particularly for political authorities, technical personnel, workers in government and private institutions and agencies, and civil society. For more information visit or gestion.riesgo@delnetitcilo.