*In Piura, Peru: Progress is being made on the formulation of Disaster Prevention and Risk Reduction Plans

*In Loja, Ecuador: Photogrammetric information was collected for vulnerable areas in Loja

December 20, 2019. 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 “Bi-national Project to Reduce the Vulnerability of the Population and its Livelihoods to the Risks of Drought and Flooding in Border Territories of Ecuador and Peru” or "Risk Management without Borders" is being promoted. It continues to strengthen institutional capacities in the territories of Peru and Ecuador, with the formulation of disaster risk prevention plans in six districts of the Piura region and the collection of photogrammetric information in nine vulnerable communities of Loja province.

In Peru, the Regional Government held a meeting with the technical team of the regional management for Natural Resources and Environmental Management under the framework for the execution of the Project “Irrigation Management without Borders” with the consultants in charge of developing the Disaster Risk Prevention and Reduction Plans and officials of the National Centre for Disaster Prevention (CENAPRED).

Technical Meeting

Attendees included Eng. Manuel Querevalú Tume, the regional manager for Natural Resources and Environmental Management; Eng. Jaime Saavedra Diez, technical coordinator of the project; Luz Mariella Gallo Meléndez, the Piura Regional Coordinator for CENAPRED; and the six consultants who will be in charge of formulating the prevention plans for the districts of Sicchez, Jililí, Montero, Colán, Miguel Checa and La Huaca.

Some guidelines, directives, methodological guidance and some strategies were provided under the framework of the national policy, where the officials emphasised that “Piura and Loja must become leaders in disaster risk management, an opportunity that favours the communities”, said Jaime Saavedra Diez, technical coordinator in Peru.

Technical teams

The consultants have been holding meetings and workshops to raise awareness, setting up technical teams with officials from each municipality appointed by municipal resolution, and coordinating with community leaders, among other activities.

Information gathering

In Ecuador, in town centres that are prioritised because of their high incidence of floods, fires and droughts, with the objective of learning about the exposure of these communities and, on that basis, strengthening and developing risk management capacities with an emphasis on reduction, prevention, response and recovery in the climate change context, photogrammetric information was collected using drone equipment.

Fredy Feijó Uday, Binational Project Director, reported that this process began on October 29, in coordination with the National Risk and Emergency Management Service (SNGRE - CZ7), as part of the component of Strengthening vulnerable border communities for disaster risk reduction.

He indicated that information has been collected on 1605 hectares, which include 9 vulnerable areas, such as the parishes of Cazaderos, Mangahurco, Zapotillo, Jimbura, Fundochamba, San Antonio de las Aradas, Quilanga, Purunuma, and Las Totoras sector in Cariamanga, in the canton of Calvas.

“There has been active participation by the leaders of the communities. With this work we have been able to obtain digital surface models, elevations, contour lines, ortho-mosaics and textured 3D grids, which will allow us to generate the cartography necessary for the preparation of community risk, resource and evacuation maps.”

About the projects of the Disaster Risk Management and Reduction component: drought 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: https://www.euroclima.org/en/risk-management


EUROCLIMA+ is a programme financed 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: the 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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