Central America: encouranging resilience

Central America: encouranging resilience

Title: Increasing Disaster Risk Reduction Capacity due to Floods and Drought and Promoting Resilience in Central America.

Brief description: The objective of the project is to increase the effectiveness of disaster risk management, with a regional and inclusive approach for the benefit of the Central American population.

Countries involved: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Dominican Republic and Belize.

Lead entity:  Central American Commission for Environment and Development (CCAD).

Main results:

  • Create and improve governance instruments for risk management and increase resilience to floods and droughts in the Central American Integration System (SICA) region.
  • Expand technical capacity for dealing with drought and flood emergencies in an integrated and inclusive manner in prioritised territories of Central America. 
  • Generate new information and develop training for disaster risk management and knowledge for droughts and floods in the SICA region.

Project partners:

  • Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención del Riesgo de Desastres Naturales en América Central (CEPREDENAC)
  • Regional Water Resource Committee (CRRH)
  • Global Water Partnership Central America (GWP)

Implementing agency: Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID)