The project of Peru and Ecuador, “Risk Management without Borders” in the eyes of the world. More than a hundred authorities and experts from different countries

broadened knowledge and exchanged experiences for addressing climate change.

The Binational Director also mentioned the good organisation and mass participation.

December 11, 2019. Loja (Ecuador) - Piura (Peru). With the aim of disseminating the experience being developed in the border area of the Catamayo Chira Basin with an emphasis on local management and local government strategies to mobilise communities and implement ecosystem restoration measures and strengthen resilience and disaster risk reduction, in coordination with the Loja Provincial Government, the Piura Regional Government and the National Emergency Risk Management Service participated in the side event "Risk management in the context of climate change" at COP25 in the city of Madrid-Spain, held December 2 to 13.

The experience in the framework of the "Binational project for the reduction of vulnerability of the population and livelihoods, to drought and flood threats in border territories of Ecuador and Peru”, also called "Risk Management without Borders", was presented on Friday, December 6 by the binational director, Ing. Fredy Feijó Uday, who congratulated the organisers on behalf of Peru and Ecuador, for the massive participation of different countries and the opportunity to share the advances, challenges and strategies that are being developed in the project “Risk Management without Borders”, and to gather experiences from other projects.

He pointed out that this event enabled learning about the experiences in each territory to mitigate the impacts of climate change, the strategies that are being promoted in the communities susceptible to floods, forest fires and droughts, as well as the importance of articulating joint actions with the institutions that are part of the National Decentralised Risk Management System.

"We are promoting institutional strengthening for governance in the area of risk management, generating knowledge of the territory, incorporating the risk management variable into the climate change approach in local planning, and developing prevention processes such as strengthening community capacities to generate awareness in the population," said Fredy Feijó.

Finally, he highlighted and congratulated the organisation of the event, which shared other experiences to implement in the Peruvian and Ecuadorian territories, in order to generate greater impact for a culture of risk management with a focus on Climate Change.

About the projects of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management component: droughts 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: http://euroclimaplus.org/en/risk-management

About EUROCLIMA+

EUROCLIMA+ is a programme funded 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: 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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