IAEM-Latin America News

  • Trial Memberships Are Available through May 31, 2017 for New Individual Members in the IAEM Latin America & Caribbean Council (12 May 2015) The Latin America & Carribean Council (LAC) began offering free trial memberships on June 1, 2015, and this offer will continue through May 31, 2017. This offer is only for new Individual members in the IAEM-LAC Council.
  • IAEM-Salvador Founded as National Council of the IAEM Latin America and Caribbean Council (03 May 2016) On Apr. 22, 2016, IAEM-Salvador was founded as a national council of the IAEM Latin American and Caribbean Council (IAEM-LAC). “It is a pleasure to announce the foundation of IAEM-Salvador on Earth Day, Apr. 22,” stated IAEM-LAC President Roberto Macchiavello, CA, CEO, Agemer S.A., Santiago, Chile. “The creation of IAEM-Salvador was accomplished through the effort, service vocation, heart, and enthusiasm of a group of businessmen. This is an important event for IAEM-LAC and for the humanitarian movement that we all promote.” IAEM-LAC members welcome IAEM-Salvador as a new partner in promoting the mission of IAEM and wish them the greatest success.

  • IAEM-LAC Chile to Hold Conference on Sept. 1 in Santiago (31 Aug 2015) On Tuesday, Sept. 1, IAEM-LAC Chile is holding a confernece in Santiago, Chile, with business leaders being invited to attend. Roberto Macchiavello M., President of the International Association for Emergency Managers of Chile (AIGELAC-Chile), greets you cordially and has the pleasure to invite you to a conference where it will be explained the goals of the organization in Chile. Download invitation.
    Additionally two talks will be held:
    • "Risks and Natural Hazards in Chile: the Challenge" by Mr. Luis C. Donoso, Geophysical, Advisor in Strategic Policy on Energy, Environment and Civil Protection.
    • "Emergency Management System.The Need for a Standard" by Mr. Guillermo Araya H. Consultant, Specialist in Educational Management & Planning and Management for Disaster Risk Reduction.
  • IAEM-Brazil (AIGELAC) Was Present Aug. 5-7 at the "Expo-Proteção” (14 Aug 2015) The “Expo Proteção” is an event that occurs annually between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, bringing together professionals and companies in the sector to exchange experiences, courses, lectures and presentations. It is an opportunity to see and be seen by the entire market. This year AIGELAC presented to the Brazilian professionals its goal of providing training, continuing education and certification, represented by its Vice-President Fernando Marino. During the three days of the event, we received hundreds of visits, some initial agreements with some educational institutions in São Paulo in order to offer locally our courses and training. "We believe in the success of our work and the result of this mission is just beginning." – Fernando Marinho, Vice-President, AIGELAC, Brazil
IAEM-Brazil (AIGELAC) was present at the "Expo-Proteção” (05-07 Aug 2015)
  • IAEM Latin America & Caribbean Council Becomes Newest Council within the IAEM-Global Structure (16 Oct 2014) The IAEM Latin America & Carribean Council (IAEM-LAC) became the eighth Council within the International Association of Emergency Managers on Oct. 16, 2014, with the establishment of its Council Bylaws. Founding officers of IAEM-LAC are: Roberto Macchiavello, President; Fernando Marinho, Vice President; Martin Closa, Treasurer; and Tulio Castillo, Secretary. IAEM-LAC President Roberto Macchiavello will represent the new Council on the IAEM-Global Board of Directors.

    "We have been able to materialize a beautiful dream – the constitution of the first IAEM Latin America & Caribbean Council, with the attendance of a group of countries, which represents very well the huge geographical and cultural extent of the region," stated Roberto Macchiavello, IAEM-LAC Council President. "A giant was born, with more than 600 million people distributed in more than 40 political units or independent administrative areas. The Council will focus around the principles, values and ethical frame of IAEM, to which we want to contribute our particular vision and culture in order to build societies that are more safe, more resistant and more resilient."

    The IAEM Latin America & Caribbean Council (LAC) includes IAEM members in all countries in South and Central America, as well as members in Caribbean nations. Members from the IAEM-LAC come from these countries: Anguilla, Antiqua & Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Equador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

    The inaugural meeting of the new IAEM Latin America & Caribbean Council took place during the 2nd SICUR-Latinoamérica, International Exhibition of Equipment, Products, Technologies and Services for Comprehensive Safety, which was held Oct. 15-17, 2014, in Santiago, Chile. IAEM partnered with SICUR-Latinoamérica 2014 as the exclusive North American representatives for exhibitors from the United States and throughout North America.


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