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El Salvador NationLab addresses Natural Disasters
CHDS, in collaboration with the Colegio de Altos Estudios Estrategicos (CAEE), conducted a NationLab exercise from June 26 through 28 in San Salvador.
The event, a core component of its Curso de Seguridad y Desarrollo Nacional, was attended by 56 persons, mostly civilians, from a variety of organizations. The course participants functioned as a cabinet and advisory board to develop the responses required by a complex disaster, in this case, a major earthquake affecting the country, followed days later with a Tsunami in the coastal areas. The program structure focused on the application of national plans and procedures for the emergency, the protection of critical infrastructure, and crisis management, and decision making processes.