RET International Panama (Regional Office)

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RET International is a humanitarian organisation committed to protecting the most vulnerable : young people and women through eduction. The organisation believes in bridging the gaps between humanitarian action and development.  

Organisation: RET International regional office in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)
Country: Panama
Region: Latin America 
Regional DRR Coordinator: Sussana Urbano 
Joined GNDR: 2003
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RET international works with youth and women in development and community resilience in the areas of violence, populations displacements through education. The organisations' programmes are diverse and promote an integral approach including all aspect of women and youth's social  and economic challenges through their education. So far RET has impacted over 1 million direct beneficiaries in 27 countries across the world.  

RET International's regional office in Panama vision is to bring local communities voices at the forefront of DRR regional and national strategies. RET works tirelessly to build the communities it works with through innovative inclusive projects. 

“We don't consider that we work with beneficiaries but agent of change in their communities ”

RET International's core activities are built around interventions ranging from formal and non formal education in literacy and numeracy, tertiary education, women rights, refugee rights and many other areas. 

“Our programmes always try to promote sustainably the social and economic growth of community members ”



  • Read more on the Regional Coordinator for DRR at RET International regional office in Panama: Interview with Sussana Urbano 
  • Click here to learn more on the CORELAC coalition  
  • Watch an example of RET International inclusive project in Ecuador here   

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