Launch of the Young Researchers Programme on Climate Change in Honduras

Twelve proposals from eight sectors have been prioritised for research on climate change issues. The research will provide key information for decision making and the preparation of the National Strategy for Decarbonisation and Climate Resilience of Honduras (ENDRCH) 2020-2050.

Tegucigalpa, 10 June 2022. The strategic alliance between the European Union and Honduras through the EUROCLIMA+ programme supports the development of the National Strategy for Decarbonisation and Climate Resilience of Honduras (ENDRCH) 2020-2050, an action implemented in the country jointly through the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Public Administration and Policy (FIIAPP) and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH.

In order to achieve this objective, the need to strengthen local capacities for the training of future sectoral experts on climate change has been identified through the promotion of research in key economic sectors.

In this context, GIZ, the Government of Honduras and the Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana (UNITEC) are jointly developing the Young Researchers Programme. After an open call for proposals, twelve research proposals were selected, which incorporate key issues for decarbonisation.

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Young people from and for Honduras

Through its call for applications, the programme made a broad appeal for a diverse cohort that addresses different issues and perspectives for climate action. The selected participants are Hondurans between 18 and 30 years of age, of which 67% are women and 33% are men. In addition, those selected come from six cities in the country and three of them are currently studying outside of Honduras (in Mexico and the United States), expanding geographical coverage beyond the Honduran capital.

Check here  the profiles of the researchers participating in the programme and the topics of their research.

 

Contact Information

Pablo Rojas – GIZ. Regional Advisor EUROCLIMA+

Danhy Fuentes – GIZ. Technical Advisor EUROCLIMA+

About EUROCLIMA+

EUROCLIMA+ is a programme funded by the European Union and co-financed by the German federal government through the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), as well as by the governments of France and Spain through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation. 

The Programme's mission is to reduce the impact of climate change and its effects in 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, promoting mitigation, adaptation, resilience and climate investment. It is implemented according to the "Spirit of Team Europe" under the synergistic work of seven agencies: the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), AFD Group: the French Development Agency (AFD)/ Expertise France (EF), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the International and Ibero-America Foundation for Administration and Public Policy (FIIAPP), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH, and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

 

 

EUROCLIMA letra blanca peqEUROCLIMA+ is the European Union's flagship programme on environmental sustainability and climate change with Latin America. It aims to reduce the impact of climate change and its effects in Latin America by promoting climate change mitigation and adaptation through resilience and investment. 
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