/EIN News/ Panama City, August 21, 2009. The Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC) and the Ibero-American University Foundation (FUNIBER) are pleased to announced that they have signed a framework partnership agreement for the establishment of a Masters Program in Climate Change.

The objective of this program is to train professionals to respond with excellence to the multidisciplinary challenges and opportunities presented by global climate change. The thematic modules that the master’s program offers will be developed in a virtual environment that will bring the best teachers, professionals and students from Latin America. The flexibility and dynamic program will enable participants to develop thematic modules for any period of the year, starting from 2010.

“This Master’s Program in Climate Change will allow graduates to acquire skills and knowledge to design and implement regional, national and local adaptation on climate change, corporate inventories, sectoral and national GHG inventories, and develop public and private mitigation projects, and to participate in the international carbon market, “said Emilio Sempris, Director of CATHALAC and concluded by stressing” … this is a great opportunity for professionals from countries of the Ibero-American region, in the context of the Framework Convention United Nations Climate Change .”

For its part, Santos Villar, President of FUNIBER said that “this alliance will manage resources from the international cooperation, in order to offer scholarships to excellent professionals and high profile academic students to participate in the master’s program”.

The Masters Program in Climate Change will open its registration to interested candidates in October 2009 and will begin delivering its thematic modules for enrolled students from January 2010.

Established in 1992, CATHALAC is an international organization that aims to promote sustainable development through applied research and development, education and technology transfer in integrated management of watersheds, climate change, environmental analysis and modeling, and risk management, providing the means to improve the quality of life in the countries of the humid tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean. Since 2006, CATHALAC serves as the Ibero-American Center for Analysis of Emerging Environmental Issues and Climate Change on the Mesoamerican region and the Caribbean, according to decision of the VI Ibero-American Forum of Environment Ministers.

For more info,
Jennifer Croston,
Cooperation and International Development Officer Internacional
[email protected]
Phone + 507-3173200 ext. 245
Fax +507-3173299