María Vara Moral

María Vara Moral has practiced the profession of architect until 1998 when she moved to the Spanish General Directorate of Civil Protection and Emergencies in Madrid where she is working as Civil Protection Expert within the Coordination and Support Unit.

In her daily work she provides technical support to the Coordination Unit of DG, namely for planning training programs of civil protection and emergency management and providing technical teaching in building safety and emergency management.

At international level she managed a training program in disaster risk reduction in land use of the Spanish Cooperation Agency in Latin America, she has participated to several technical assistance missions in Central and Latin America, namely for improving emergency response capacities (Peru 2018) and assessing the damages on the cultural heritage affected by disasters (Mexico 2017, Ecuador 2016) and she has attended the Global Platform for DRR in Cancun (2017) and Geneva (2019).

She was the Spanish Team leader in the SARDINIA 2008 International Exercise and Expert on assessment of national and international exercises (Gamma Daimiel 2015; Gamma Luñol 2014; CURIEX 2013). Finally she contributed as cultural heritage protection expert to the PROMEDHE Project.

She has a Master in Architectural Intervention and Restoration and in Occupational Risk Prevention (2006). Moreover she has followed almost all the training courses foreseen by the Union Civil Protection Mechanism.