Representatives of Central American institutions set up coordination mechanisms for effective execution on risk management issues in Central America.

March 15, 2019, San Salvador. Representatives of the entities that are part of the project “Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Reduction due to Floods and Drought and Promotion of Resilience in Central America”, of the EUROCLIMA+ Programme financed by the European Union, met in San Salvador to review the 2019 Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and establish coordination mechanisms for the effective execution of various technical processes.

The project forms part of the Disaster Risk Management and Reduction component of EUROCLIMA+ and aims to adopt measures to analyse and mitigate disaster risk; improve hydrometeorological data generation; and exchange lessons learned and experiences on disaster risk management and reduction.

The execution will be led by the Central American Commission of Environment and Development (CCAD) as coordinating entity; and the Coordination Centre for the Prevention of Disasters in Central America and the Dominican Republic (CEPREDENAC); the Regional Water Resource Committee (CRRH); and the Global Water Partnership Central America (GWP) as co-executing entities. Executive secretaries and technical, financial and communication specialists from each entity participated in the planning workshop.

At the beginning of the workshop, CCAD Executive Secretary Salvador Nieto stressed that this project aims to attack the flood and drought phenomena that hit much of the region. “Government actions have already been taken on these issues and the EUROCLIMA+ project marks an important point in intersectoral cooperation, since three Central American Integration System (SICA) secretariats have the opportunity to carry out strategic interventions of significant magnitude, both regionally and internationally in the beneficiary countries,” he said.

CEPREDENAC Executive Secretary Claudia Herrera Melgar, said that they seek to “harmonise the actions of the project with the Central American Policy for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (Spanish acronym PCGIR) and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction”.

For her part, Adriana Bonilla, CRRH Project Officer, stressed that the project “constitutes a coordinated preventive work platform and a qualitative leap at the regional level to strengthen the technical-scientific capacities of the countries.”

During the workshop, each entity presented its activities by project component and subsequently technical, financial and communication work tables were set up to make the necessary adjustments to the AOP.

About the projects of the component for Disaster risk management and reduction: droughts and floods
Through the Risk Management component of the EUROCLIMA+ programme, a total of seven projects will be implemented. For more information about each project visit this link: 


EUROCLIMA+ is a programme funded by the European Union to promote environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient development in 18 Latin American countries, particularly for the benefit of the most vulnerable populations. The Programme is implemented under the synergistic work of seven agencies: Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), French Development Agency (AFD), Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Expertise France (EF), International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP), German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and UN Environment.


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