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ICON
Country
Guatemala
Capital
Guatemala City
Date of Entry
31 January 2004
Website
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala

National Projects

2017

Guatemala

STIE

Design of Applications of Ecological Guardians

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources - MARN - as governing entity of the environmental topics admits that the education is an essential element that allows the achievement of his competitions; for which it is important to initiate the processes of formation and awareness to early ages for the development and acquisition of habits and values opposite to the care of the environment, developing his responsibility and commitment with the nature. It is necessary that the child and the girl know the natural resources of an entertaining way, in his own language and in agreement to his age putting to his disposition a series of technological applications to which it will be able to access with the help of his parents across the web page of the MARN www.marn.gob.gt, contributing to the development of an environmental culture to the sustainable development. General objective: To affect in the population put from interactive material that allows the utilization of all his senses to know and to explore his environmental environment that internalize his conscience that leads him to the development of an amicable culture with the environment. Specific objectives: • To initiate the child and the girl in the knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the environment, in order to develop curiosity and respect towards them. • To develop the cognitive skills in the child and the girl so that it knows his environmental reality in critical and objective form. • To contribute in the development of the necessary aptitudes in order that they could take part in the resolution of the environmental problems of his long-term locality.

2017

Guatemala

STIE

To Design a New Methodological Tools in Environmental Education for Environmental Educators of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources–MARN–

The Direction of Formation and Participation Social-DIFOPAS across the Department of Training, is the manager of promoting and arousing the Guatemalan population on the importance of the Environmental Education, for it relies on an equipment of Environmental Departmental Educators and of the Central MARN that they realize several activities as: Graduates, Courses, Seminars, Forums and Workshops attend them and virtual national, in different topics in environmental matter: Environmental Education, Climate change, I Generate and Multiculturalidad, as well as institutional priorities, Managing of Residues and Solid Waste, Desertification and Drought, Managing and Protection Water Resources, between others. The DIFOPAS, programmes anually trainings for the Environmental Educators in the Operative Plan Anual-POA-for the strengthening of capacities and update of knowledge; as well as the review and update of new methodologies of education learning that the aims help to reach and to advance in the fulfillment of the national regulation and the international commitments acquired by the State of Guatemala in environmental matter. The aim is to generate new knowledge as for environmental education to dividing, new methodologies that contain didactic, pedagogic dynamic aspects and easily to apply to propitiate in them in the population an attitude of environmental care. Also facilitate communication of information to different groups of communities where educational activities are carried out.

2016-7-25

Guatemala

STIE

Design and Construction of the Center for Science, Technology and Innovation of Guatemala

Create a center with cutting edge technology infrastructure to address nationaland regional problems in a comprehensive and sustainable manner and thereby creating favorable conditions for the development of the nation, extended to SICA countries (Central America). Location: The CTI center will be located in the Calzada Atanasio Tzul and 24 Street in Zone 12 attached rustic property for SENACYT under Government Agreement 34-2008 published in the Journal of Central America on January 15, 2008(Official Gazette). Importantly, the Center will be located adjacent to the headquarters of the National Metrology Center -CENAME-, which oversees issues related to metrology, standardization and quality and the Ministry of Energy and Mines. In this sense, it is considered that the proximity of these bodies will create a physical area that will address needs in science, technology, innovation and quality, creating an infrastructure of quality and excellence for the country. In addition, the Center is located 300 meters from the University Of San Carlos Of Guatemala (rector of higher education in Guatemala), so it is considered that the location and proximity will strengthen strategic partnerships to develop joint research projects alliances and provide space and equipment to provide self-sustaining world class research services, development and innovationtothe government, academia and private sector institutions.

Aug 2016

Guatemala

STIE

Soil Studies for Enhancing Food Security and Agricultural Diversification Management Associates Renewable Natural Resources (Forests and Water) in 14 Departments of Guatemala

Generate soil maps, capacity and land use zones 1 Land: 50,000 level and the respective documentary memory of 14 studies departments. The country has a unique soil survey with national coverage, which was conducted by Simmons, Tarano and Pinto in the 1940s and 1950-1: 200.0001, led series of ground level and baptized each with common names; while a map of the Earth strengthen productive capacity was generated for the year 1980 under the coordination of SEGEPLAN and UNDP, scale 1: 250,000 and publishes the map scale of 1: 500,000, which has several sources of information and it is not derived studio floor indicated. The country does not have soil maps in greater detail than the one mentioned above and also lacks a map of Land Classification, ease of use, since the lifting of consistent soil and directly related to the scale of semidetalle (scale 1: 50,000). As indicated, knowledge of the soils of the country with which are already very old, the scale at which it is generated is maps recognition application and are not available derivatives thereof, avoiding generally perform the appropriate soil resources management from: • No recent knowledge of physical, chemical, mineralogical and micromorphological soil; • Damage to soil erosion inferred, but they are not determined cartographically and effects are unknown in the topsoil; • There are resource losses by runoff, but these have not been adequately quantified; • No soil conservation measures are required are carried out and that no items to recommend them; • Agricultural diversification is done without knowing the land supply (texture, depth, natural fertility and others), demand for crops. For the above and given the state of current situation, it is important and necessary studies and updated for purposes of use and propose actions that are consistent with the current state of soil management semidetalle level. With the results of this project will be announced in detail the characteristics of soils, their limitations, their fertility and can scientifically classified. The taxonomic classification of each soil mapping unit, functions as a "key" that allows access to information from other countries on the type of soil and facilitate the transfer of agricultural technology. The practical application of these studies land productivity will increase, since in the same physicochemical properties of each unit of soil mapping (UCS), the natural fertility, appropriate management and soil conservation measures characteristics are determined, the most suitable methods for crops and diversification possibilities of them, based on the capacity of land use. Because of the importance that studies are and in order to provide better opportunities for the population engaged in agriculture in the country, studies and especially the implementation of the results will allow it will have an impact on: a ) The economy; (Small, medium and large), to quickly establish management practices and soil conservation and water linked to agricultural production of crops dedicated to food security and marketing of agricultural producer b) Knowledge of the ability to use land and zoning thereof, allow to initiate processes of managing agricultural and forest land, adequately discriminate between physical fitness and agricultural and non-agricultural uses; and c) The updated land management and capacity utilization knowledge the implementation of policies and hydrological-forest land would be strengthened, with the consequent actions cauda environmental benefits. Finally, it is noted that the proposal is directed at 14 of the 22 departments of the country, as the basis of Convention No. 43-2006 signed between MAGA and Codazzi of Colombia, which has already reached the necessary technical assistance to carry out semi-detailed soil surveys in 8 departments, which have been completed and 4, 1 is in formulation phase and 3 are pending.

2017

Guatemala

CYGS

Exchange of Successful Experiences of the Project Ecological Guardians of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources –MARN–

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, presents to Ecological Guardians as a project to promote the participation of the Guatemalan young persons in the environmental subject matter, which there know his natural resources, his wealth and his systems, as well as the reasons of his deterioration, and that could control in the prevention of the pollution, the maintenance of the ecological balance, the utilization and efficient and rational utilization of the natural resources, of agreement to the mandate of the Political Constitution of the Republic of Guatemala in his article 97, by means of an innovative process of training, which constitutes one more step in the implementation of the environmental education, that have also a legal handle. Ecological guardians it is one of the actions that implements the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) in conformity with what it establishes the Law I Mark To regulate the Reduction of the Vulnerability, the Obligatory Adjustment before the Effects of the Climate change and the Mitigation of Greenhouse gases, Decree 7-2013. The project understands four modules of training in environmental matter emphatically on the other hand climatic, directed to teen young person are understood between the ages from 13 to 18 years. GENERAL Objective • To promote the awareness, raising awareness and participation of the teen Guatemalan youth for the construction of a culture that allows the conservation and security of the environment. SPECIFIC objectives: • To develop processes of education that stimulates the learning, analysis and critical reflection on the rational and sustainable use of the natural resources. • To strengthen the environmental values in the teen Guatemalan youth as a way to achieve the conservation and security of the natural resources. • To promote the young women's participation in topics related to the effects of the climate change

2017

20 calle 28-58 zona 10, Guatemala City

SPCSD

Plastic Consumption Patterns in Guatemala to Promote Awareness of the Population Through a Program with a Critical Approach

It is the mission of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) to act in order to prevent further pollution and for the conservation, protection and improvement of the environment. In Guatemala there multiple productive sectors such as livestock, textiles, chemicals, coffee, energy, agriculture, pharmaceutical and plastic. Each one is essential for the development of the nation with GDP growth and job creation, thus improving the quality of life. While meeting the demands of local and / or international markets, the production levels increase in inordinate amounts that damage the environment, sometimes in irreversible ways and are not taken into account for the use of natural resources available in the country. In the Rio +20 Summit 2012, 17 goals were presented to transform the world by 2030. Guatemala is one of the countries supporting the initiative of the United Nations Organization (UN), which involves salubrious, environmental issues, economic, social and nutritional subjects. Sustainable consumption and production ranks number 12. This objective seeks management of natural resources that not only increase profits but reduces the use, contamination, and degradation of the environment. This process applies from the beginning of the production chain until it reaches the consumer's hands. For it raises awareness and educate businesses, consumers, researchers, cooperation agencies, media and policy makers. Prioritizing the following goals: • Reduce half of global waste per capita retail and food losses in production and distribution chains by 2030. • Significantly reduce waste generation through policies of prevention, reuse and reduction by 2030. • Support the scientific and technological capacity of underdeveloped countries towards a more sustainable consumption and production. For this reason, the necessity to create awareness of consumption patterns in a sector of high production, which according to statistics and landscapes focuses on plastic, is undeniable. Bottles, plastic bags, disposable containers, among other products are part of the desmesurable consumption which has no legal or fiscal control in Guatemala. With the implementation of a policy, project or program, the country has the necessary tools to execute actions and mechanisms that lead to the reduction and minimization of litter caused by waste and consequently the evil use of natural resources that are the raw material to produce them.

Jul 2016

Guatemala

SPCSD

Guatemala Energy Planning: Model for Sustainable Development and Economic Growth

Introduce the strategic actions that Guatemala has promoted in the past five years in developing the energy sector, mainly in energy planning putting the country into a "model of sustainable development of the energy sector at regional level", as it ensures electricity supply to the Guatemalan population with a long-term vision; in addition to expanding access to this basic service with quality at affordable prices, which have remained stable over the last 5 years, through strategic actions such as promoting a balanced energy matrix regarding technology generation. This energy development model has also allowed to place Guatemala as the leading exporter of electricity at the level of the Regional Electricity Market (MER, by its acronym in Spanish). Guatemala plays a proactive role, currently holding the Pro Tempore Presidency of the Council Director of the Regional Electricity Market, where advocates for the diversification of the energy matrix towards renewable sources. Guatemala also urges other MER’s countries to work together in strengthening the capacity of installed transmission of the Regional Electric Interconnection System. The country works on the viability for underwriting long-term contracts on the purchase and sale of energy from Guatemala; on the review and adjustment of the legal framework governing the operation of the electricity market, aiming to enhance the institutional and transparency in order to ensure proper governance and alignment of decisions of the organs of the regional electricity sector towards the comprehensive goals of an adequate market development.

Aug 2016

Guatemala

SPCSD

Strengthening Food Storage Capacity in the Country

Deion: The National Institute of Agricultural Marketing INDECA was created in 1970 by Decree 101-70 of the Congress of Guatemala, as a decentralized entity of the State, autonomous, with legal personality, its own assets and full capacity to acquire rights and obligations. From 1986 to 1997, the INDECA reduced its activities in most installations, service execution benefited only 2 of the 38 stations (central and regional Silos Retalhuleu) storage capacity of these was 24,358 tons in silos and 3,021 Tm in warehouses, other stations were obsolete. For reasons of logistics and legal competition, since March 1997, by Government Agreement 190-97, he was taken to INDECA responsibility for the management of food donated to the Government of Guatemala by the World Food Program and programs -PMA- MAGA food aid. INDECA currently has 19 own stations, which are being used for WFP food handling and 6 MAGA. The others are available of what the higher authorities decide to support programs or projects that may arise in specific areas. The INDECA current storage capacity in facilities that are being used is 18,297 tons, 13,762 tons divided in deposits and 4,535 in silos. With the implementation of this project INDECA want to increase the storage capacity in silos to 9,000 meters Specific objectives: • Improving storage capacities INDECA to provide benefits services (cleaning, drying, fumigation and packaging) of cereals and legumes. • Having a backup strategy cereals and legumes to minimize food insecurity and emergency relief food shortages by climatic phenomena. Traductor de Google para empresas:Google Translator ToolkitTraductor de sitios webGlobal Market Finder

Focal Point Contact

Ana Gabriela Pérez

1st Secretary

agperez@minex.gob.gt