Adherbal De La Rosa
Adherbal De La Rosa was appointed Thursday, August 31, by President Cortizo as the new Director General of the National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) to replace Carlos Rumbo.
De La Rosa has a degree in Occupational Health and Safety and a postgraduate degree in higher education, both degrees from the Specialized University of Las Americas where he is a professor of Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management
He has been working at Sinaproc since 2014 and is currently responsible for the Technical Secretariat of the Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Cabinet.
The new director of Sinaproc, an entity attached to the Ministry of Government, worked for more than 10 years in the Panamanian Red Cross where he was coordinator of the Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management, Water and Sanitation, Training Center and Director of the National Lifeguard Training School of the Lifeguard Corps.
He was a delegate in the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, as a water and sanitation officer (Whatzan) of the Red Cross Red Crescent International Federation; in the floods of Iquitos Peru (2012), and as Deputy Leader of the USAR PANAMA team for the earthquakes in Ecuador and Mexico.