The English-language LEADERS Course is back by popular demand. The Pan American Health Organization, in close partnership with the Regional Center for Disaster Risk Reduction of the University of the West Indies and the Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Response Agency (CDERA) is offering this skill-enhancement course for stakeholders working in the field of disaster risk reduction. Already in its twelfth Spanish edition, this is the second time the course will be offered in English.

The LEADERS course has been developed to meet the needs of Small Island Developing States and aims to enhance the participants’ capacity to design and manage disaster risk reduction programs, with special emphasis on the health sector. The two-week intensive course will run from 20 November-1 December 2006, during which the participants will study the concepts, tools and methodologies related to many important disaster issues.

Applications must be received by 30 September 2006 through the LEADERS website: Learn about the course curriculum, selection criteria, fees and more at this site. For more information contact Monica Zaccarelli Davoli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..