Guatemala puts water on national development agenda

Posted: 2008-12-01

GWP Guatemala was invited to participate in the Water Cabinet created by the President of Guatemala in August 2008. The Cabinet represents a national effort to promote IWRM at the highest levels and is coordinated by the country’s vice-president and made up of ten ministers.

Girl carrying water, Central AmericaIts purpose is to coordinate government efforts to breach the gap between water management and national development goals and objectives, especially those related to the UN MDGs. The technical secretariat of the Cabinet is the responsibility of the General Planning Secretariat (SEGEPLAN), a GWP Partner. Specifically, the Water Cabinet will seek the approval of the national water and sanitation plan and update the IWRM Policy and its implementation.

GWP Guatemala supports the Cabinet by facilitating water dialogues that promote better water governance, as part of consultation processes for the development and approval of policy instruments relating to IWRM.

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