Results, experiences and lessons learned from the Euroclima+ project Droughts and Floods Andes

The closing of this project included the presentation of the Drought Monitor of countries such as Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela.

14 December 2022. From 28 November to 1 December, the closing event of the Euroclima+ Droughts and Floods Andes project was held, with the active participation of the project beneficiaries.

Some of these were representatives and technicians from the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services of the countries of Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela, the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia, representatives of the Municipalities of Leonardo Infante of Venezuela, the Provincial Municipality of Tarata of Peru, the District Municipality of Uchumayo of Peru, the Municipality of Bosconia of Colombia. In addition to the National Centre for Disaster Risk Estimation, Prevention and Reduction-CENEPRED of Peru, the Municipal Mayors Office of Agustín Codazzi of Colombia, the Ministry of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition of Ecuador. As well as the Bioclima Foundation of Venezuela, presidents and delegates of the Decentralised Autonomous Governments of Boyacá, San Antonio and Ricaurte of Ecuador.

In the scheduled sessions, the results of the project generated in its three components were projected. The first component relates to the strengthening of regional and national climate services. Second, the strengthening of national systems for drought and flood disaster risk management. Third, the implementation in designated areas in each country of local systems for information, early warning and mitigation of the impacts of droughts and floods.

It also addressed the issue of the formation of a VOLUNCLIMA Volunteer NETWORK, some actions carried out in component 1 and their interrelationship with components 2 and 3, as well as the presentation of the Drought Monitor of Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela, and the result of the National Drought Plan for Ecuador and its relationship with the national drought monitor.

In this line, the technical tables for drought and flood response were also formed, in which women have been given positions, as the project also seeks to include the role of women and strengthen their participation. As part of another project activity, drought and flood drills and training workshops were held in order to strengthen their capacities in risk management.

Each country had a space to exchange experiences and results between beneficiaries and project implementers. They discussed the benefits for their community or country and stated that they will continue to strengthen and give continuity to the results and actions achieved in the project.

Special thanks to the beneficiaries who have participated throughout the implementation of this project and for their important collaboration in meeting the project's objectives. These were essential for obtaining results that will be of great benefit to the countries and local communities in each country.






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 33 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), the French Development Agency (AFD); the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); Expertise France (EF); the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Public Administration and Policy (FIIAPP); the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH, and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).


Euroclima 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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