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Contributed by

Bart Weijs

Subject

IRM, DRR

Country

Guatemala

Date

31 December 15

Credit

Andrés Molina

Document type

Case study

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The active participation and organisation of everyone in a community are vital steps leading towards resilience. Starting from this premise, the Partners for Resilience (PfR) in Guatemala develops actions to achieve one of its main objectives: facilitate the creation of Local Coordinators for Disaster Reduction (COLRED). COLREDs are self-managed community organisations for disaster risk at a local level. The participation of PfR seeks to build capacities locally in nine municipalities in the Departments of Zacapa,
Chiquimula, Quiché and Sololá to give COLREDs have an integrated approach to link and relate Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation and Ecosystem Management and Restoration (DRR/CCA/EMR).

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The active participation and organisation of everyone in a community are vital steps leading towards resilience. Starting from this premise, the Partners for Resilience (PfR) in Guatemala develops actions to achieve one of its main objectives: facilitate the creation of Local Coordinators for Disaster Reduction (COLRED). COLREDs are self-managed community organisations for disaster risk at a local level. The participation of PfR seeks to build capacities locally in nine municipalities in the Departments of Zacapa,
Chiquimula, Quiché and Sololá to give COLREDs have an integrated approach to link and relate Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation and Ecosystem Management and Restoration (DRR/CCA/EMR).

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