Guatemala

Expert Mission in Guatemala in 2016

An official mission was conducted to Guatemala as a way to follow-up on the provision of technical advisory support to Guatemala. 

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Fechas: 

jue, 07/07/2016 to lun, 11/07/2016

Institución Anfitriona: 

Executive Secretariat of the National Coordinating Agency for Disaster Reduction (SE-CONRED)

Mission Expert: 

Juan Carlos Villagran

Perfil de la Misión: 

The mission allowed SEGEPLAN, CONRED and other government agencies to re-establish the inter-institutional, geospatial team (GT-SIGER) that had been established in 2011 as a recommendation of the technical advisory mission.  

Mission Outcome: 

More than 350 updated VCI and SVI maps were provided to participants from these institutions. Several institutions gave continuity to the SEWS-D project, now also involving the Research Centre of SIECA.   Besides it was established a collaborative work between CEPREDENAC and UN-SPIDER to provide visibility to the SEWS-D project in Central America. 

Guatemala – Misión de Expertos (2011)

En los últimos años Guatemala se ha visto afectada por desastres de varios tipos incluyendo erupciones volcánicas,inundaciones y sequías. En Noviembre del 2010 ONU-SPIDER realizó una Misión de Asesoría Técnica en Guatemala. En seguimiento a esta MAT,en Noviembre del 2011 se realizó una Misión de Expertos con el objetivo de apoyar a CONRED y SEGEPLAN en la institucionalización de un grupo técnico que enfoque sus esfuerzos en las aplicaciones de percepción remota para la reducción de riesgos y la respuesta en caso de desastres.

Fechas: 

lun, 31/10/2011 to Sun, 06/11/2011

Institución Anfitriona: 

SEGEPLAN

Perfil de la Misión: 

La misión tuvo como meta sensibilizar a los Directores de varias instituciones sobre los beneficios del uso de la información obtenida mediante satélites en la gestión de riesgos y en la respuesta en caso de emergencias o desastres,así como sobre las recomendaciones emanadas de la MAT que fuera realizada un año antes,que incluyeron el establecimiento de un grupo de tipo interinstitucional de profesionales que laboran en diversas instituciones del Estado y que enfocan su quehacer en el uso de sistemas de información geográfica y percepción remota. La misión incluyó visitas a SEGEPLAN,al Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN),al Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE),a la agencia Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres (CONRED) y al Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (MARN).

World Bank Country Office in Guatemala

Despite the global financial crisis and recent natural disasters, Guatemala continues to have huge potential for economic growth. But with the second lowest social indicators in the region, rising food prices pose a risk for vulnerable members of the population. The World Bank is a source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. It supports development by providing low-interest loans, interest-free credits, and grants to developing countries. It provides policy advice, research and analysis, and technical assistance.

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United Nations Development Programme Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery in Guatemala (UNDP/BCPR)

After 36 years of internal armed conflict in Guatemala, thousands of confidential facts about the actions of the State have been registered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Thanks to UNDP/BCPR’s technical and expert support, Guatemala has been able to digitize 13 million pieces of data on human rights abuses out of 20 million available. This archive provides a detailed account of numerous violations against the human rights of more than 2,000 Guatemalans.

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Guatemalan Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment of the Rafael Landivar University (IARNA – URL)

The Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment is one of the ten Institutes for research established in the University Rafael Sandivar. It promotes knowledge generation processes that provide solutions to progress in a sustainable way to achieve the national development goals.

Website: http://www.url.edu.gt/PortalURL/Principal_01.aspx?s=51

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Guatemalan Secretariat for Food and Nutritional Security (SESAN)

The SESAN is the institution responsible for planning, coordinating, integrating and monitoring the interventions food and nutritional security interventions in the public sector, society and international cooperation organisms.

Website: http://www.sesan.gob.gt/

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Guatemalan National Council for Science and Technology (CONCYT)

The National Council for Science and Technology is the governing body in the field of scientific and technological progress, and it is responsible for the promotion and coordination of scientific and technological activities carried out by the National Science and Technology. It is also responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the Plan of Scientific and Technological Development.

Website: http://www.concyt.gob.gt/

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Guatemalan National Geographic Institute (IGN)

The National Geographic Institute "Engineer Alfredo Gomez Obiols" is an agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food (MAGA). It is the public agency dedicated to generate reliable geographic and cartographic information for the development of the country both in public and private sectors. It is an internationally recognized scientific institution. It facilitates geospatial technology products and services.

Website: http://www.ign.gob.gt

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Guatemalan National Institute for Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH)

INSIVUMEH is the entity that constantly monitors the surge, weather, earthquakes and volcanoes in Guatemala, a country with high risks of natural disasters. It does so in order to predict, prevent, adequately manage and minimise the consequences of any kind of

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Guatemalan Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN)

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources is the public entity specialized in the area of environment and natural goods and services from the Public Sector. Its mission is to protect the natural systems that develop and sustain life in all its forms and expressions, fostering a culture of respect and harmony with the nature, preserving and using the natural resources in a sustainable way.

Website: http://www.marn.gob.gt/

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