Following the severe floods (2017) that affected almost 2 million people in northern Peru, COOPI, after the first emergency interventions, works alongside local authorities accompanying the reconstruction process through risk management programs.
The first project carried out by COOPI, Vamos Piuranos, aims to strengthen the preparedness and response capacities of communities and local authorities living in areas exposed to hydro-metereological risks. The actions addressed to the population go in two directions: on the one hand they inform, train and prepare people operationally to face a possible adverse event (mainly floods), while on the other hand they help them to recover and maintain their livelihoods through community initiatives of economic development. Institutions are also supported in the conception/planning of risk management tools and protocols and in their operational implementation.
These activities will be carried out in synergy with the Wirwina project, aimed at strengthening community resilience to hydro-meteorological risks in South America by improving the monitoring network and alert systems. In Peru, COOPI will collaborate with the CIMA Foundation for the installation of the DEWETRA platform (an integrated system for monitoring and forecasting risks), collaborating with the national meteorological system and the Civil Protection. It will also work at a decentralised level in the Piura region to complement and complete work on strengthening the risk management and resilience capacities of vulnerable communities, with a particular focus on Alert Systems for the protection of human life and livelihoods.