Peruvian authorities approved the signing of an inter-institutional agreement and a total of 30 authorities in Ecuador were trained.

October 28, 2019. Ecuador and Peru. Through the European Union’s EUROCLIMA+ Programme and under the framework of the Risk Management component implemented by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and the French Development Agency (AFD), the "Binational Project for the Reduction of the Vulnerability of the Population and their Livelihoods to the Threats of Droughts and Floods in Border Territories of Ecuador and Peru" or "Risk Management without Borders", which is being implemented in the countries of Peru and Ecuador, is developing various actions.

Recently, a total of 30 authorities and representatives of institutions and organisations that are part of the Emergency Operations Committee were trained in Canton Calvas in Ecuador with the objective of analysing vulnerability in Calvas canton.

The workshop entitled "Local Governance and Public Policy for Risk Management", organised by the technical team of the binational project "Risk Management without Borders" executed by the Provincial Government of Loja, conducted an analysis on the issue of the overflow of the Totoras Gorge, as one of the main situations that makes the population living in that sector vulnerable.

On the other hand, in Peru, in an advisory session, the Ayabaca authorities approved the signing of an inter-institutional agreement to promote disaster risk management policies. Jaime Saavedra Diez, regional management representative of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, then greeted the Regional Governor Servando García Correa and the regional manager of Natural Resources, Eng. Manuel Querevalú Tume.

Saavedra Diez explained the scope of the project as well as the importance of the participation, commitment and leadership of municipal management authorities and officials, and the involvement of other key actors in the province including State institution authorities, organised civil society, women's organisations, communities, and actors who will contribute information about the vulnerable areas of the province.

He reported that the project contemplates building capacities in the civil service corps, the formulation of a disaster risk reduction and prevention plan for droughts and floods, and the reforestation of 150 hectares in 05 districts of the province (Montero, Sicchez, Jililí, Suyo and Ayabaca). In addition, 60 hectares in the district of Ayabaca will receive 60,000 seedlings for planting varieties of coffee, aliso (alder), eucalyptus, tara, falso roble (grevillea), and ciprés (casuarina), which will be distributed among the communities of Olleros Toronche, Olleros cafetal, Aragoto, Chinchinal, La Cevada and the Ayabaca Municipal Nursery.

After resolving the concerns of the mayor in charge, Augusto Delgado Espejo and the council members about the project, in terms of duration, intervention sites, budget, and other aspects, they finally voted in favour and congratulated the coordinated work that is being done by the Regional Government with the local governments of the mountain range. "It is an important project and we are counting on it, so that our district is prepared for disasters and avoids vulnerability," said a councilman.

About the projects of the Disaster Risk Management and Reduction component: droughts and floods

A total of seven projects will be implemented through the Risk Management component of the EUROCLIMA+ programme. For more information on 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), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), and UN Environment.


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