The Cuban government will be organizing training in disaster risk reduction for scientists, researchers and specialists from the Caribbean Community. The training will be delivered at the recently inaugurated Meteorological Centre in Ciego de Ávila:
The weather center in this Cuban province will train specialists from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), [Cuba’s] minister of Science, Technology and Environment, Elba Rosa Perez, informed.
In that regard, Perez said that the Ciego de Avila-based institution will host three disaster risk reduction training courses for experts, researchers and scientists from the Caribbean.
She stressed that the facility has conditions, new technology and a competent staff, so it can become an excellent convention unit in central Cuba.
It is an ideal place to hold events on meteorological forecast and climate change, and it can provide technical assistance, scientific technological and innovative services to sectors of the economy and society, the minister added.
The scientific institution was officially inaugurated on Friday, after the second stage of civil construction was completed. It will be an essential instrument for disaster risk management and the adaptation to climate change, based on sustainable development in the Caribbean.