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  • 1. The Water, Climate and Development Programme in Central America Consulting Partners Meeting, August 2013 Carolina Carias Program Coordinator, GWP CAM
  • 2. Content • Context • Our Partners and key allies • Process so far... • Programme overview: objectives, components, main expected results • Challenges and lessons learned
  • 3. Context – CC & Development, political framework • Global Climate Risk Index (‘13): Hon 1, Nic 3, Gua 11, ES 15 • Hon & Nic (&Myanmar) most affected from 1992-2011 • Events occured from 1930-2008, 85% of hydrometeorological origin. • 45% regional poverty level. • Great financial losses in the agricultural sector due to 12-E storm in 2011 (164.85 millions of US$). • Program is based on the regional and national political framework for water security and CC adaptation
  • 4. Our Partners and key allies Central American Integration System (SICA): • Coordination Centre for Prevention of Natural Disasters in Central America (CEPREDENAC) • Central American Commission for Env. and Dev. (CCAD) • Regional Committee of Hydraulic Resources (CRRH) Governmental institutions: • Environmental ministries (Water Directorates and CC Directorates x6 countries) and meteorological services. Multilateral institutions: • ECLAC, FAO, UNISDR Development Banks • Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) International cooperation agencies
  • 5. Process so far… 1st Workshop, Guatemala, March 2013 2nd Workshop, Nicaragua, June 2013  Draft under consultation (strategic allies)  Approval of final document by GWPO  Official launch  Implementation
  • 6. Programme overview Objective: To contribute to the integrated and sustainable economic development of the region, promoting water security as an strategic element for adaptation to climate change and variability. Main expected outcome: Reduction of vulnerability of national economies to the impacts of climate change, which considers safeguarding livelihoods and welfare of populations who directly benefit from pilot actions and initiatives arising from the programme
  • 7. Programme overview - components Investments in regional and national development Innovative green solutions Knowledge and capacity development Partnerships and sustainability Regionalandtransboundary cooperation Nationaldevelopmentand sectorplans No/lowregretsinvestments Projectpreparationand financing Demonstrationprojects Capacitydevelopment KnowledgeandAwareness GovernanceandFundraising Integration, investments for increasing climate resilience and development Enabling activities
  • 8. Programme overview – examples of main key expected results end of 2014 1. Guidelines for management of transboundary basins and systematization of management models. 2. GWP CAM and ECLAC have made a case for the economic relevance of water investments for adaptation. Key gov. actors acknowledge the need for integrating water security and CC in development processes. 3. Identified no/low regrets investments that are part of national adaptation strategies are further elaborated and promoted for funding and implementation. Regional and transboundary cooperation National development and sector plans No/low regrets investments
  • 9. Programme overview – examples of main key expected results end of 2014 4. Bankable proposals on: -CIMHAC ( generation, CC scenarios… CRRH etc) -CAM agricultural cadastre (IMTA & CAC) Other proposals on: -Identification of successful financial and economic mechanisms for water management 5. Pilot initiatives (with gender and poverty focus) to generate resilience to climate change with replication potential are under implementation. Project preparation and financing Demonstration projects
  • 10. Programme overview – examples of main key expected results end of 2014 6. Capacities of key institutions are built on relevant fields of knowledge to integrate water security and climate adaptation elements into development plans and programmes. 7. - Knowledge and awareness on water security and CC adaptation for resilient development is being generated in support of implementation of the program. -Academic allies are engaged in incorporating water security and built capacities of educators for strengthening dissemination of information. 8. Stronger network’ capacities for sustainable management, strategic alliances and fund raising. Capacity development Knowledge and Awareness Governance and Fundraising
  • 11. Challenges and lessons learned • Participatory processes are essential, but take time and require careful prioritization of activities. • Political buy-in and support is fundamental • It is important to build a collaborative relation with national governments. • Strategic regional alliances are key to catalyse the process. • Considerable interest has been generated among relevant actors. • GWP’s network should be strengthened in order to sustain our efforts far beyond the life of this first phase.
  • 12. Thank you very much