Date(s) - 28 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Exchange visits took place between local actors from the Dominican Republic and Chile. The aim of these exchanges was to provide local actors with an opportunity for knowledge exchange and mutual learning in the area of CBDRM. Sharing practices and networking are important tools for knowledge exchange, but there is often a stronger engagement and a deeper commitment to action when there is a strong relationship between organisations and individuals.
Hosted by Fundación CRATE and Caritas Chile, this exchange took place with visits to communities in Curepto and Pencahue, Chile. The participants from the Dominican Republic presented their case studies for mutual learning, but the majority of the exchange was focused on the Chile site visits which highlighted how the community members had self-organised and completed a DRM training course, which empowered them to improve their disaster preparedness and emergency plans. Participants discussed the sustainability and institutionalisation of this project and agreed that there was a need to promote space for greater communication and coordination between the communities and local authorities.