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Authorities and Experts to Debate within the OAS Framework Water and Strategic Partnerships for Integration in Central America

  November 11, 2020

The Organization of American States (OAS) will hold, on Friday, November 13, the High-Level Virtual Dialogue: Water and strategic partnerships for integration in Central America, which will analyze how the subregion has worked toward the generation of alliances for attention to the recurring water crises that affect the countries that are part of the Central American Integration System (SICA).

The dialogue, coordinated by the OAS Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI), will include opening remarks by the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, and will be moderated by the Executive Secretary for Integral Development of the OAS, Kim Osborne. It will also include presentations by:

  • Marco Vinicio Cerezo Arévalo, Secretary General of the Central American Integration System (SICA).
  • Félix Ulloa, Vice President of El Salvador
  • Guillermo Castillo Reyes, Vice President of Guatemala
  • Ricardo Antonio Álvarez, Vice President of Honduras
  • Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO and Chair of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)
  • Karin Krchnak, Global Program Manager 2030 Water Resources Group, World Bank
  • Sergio Campos, Chief of the Water and Sanitation Division at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  • Paul Bulcke, Chair and former CEO of Nestlé S.A.

The event is part of a cycle of virtual seminars organized by the OAS with the collaboration of international organizations, governments, civil society, academia, and the private sector to identify the main strengths that the Americas have in facing the challenges of the drought.
                
These meetings seek to bring together representatives from governments and specialists from sectors affected by water crises and the hydrometeorological community to exchange experiences, lessons learned and best practices in generating alliances for a comprehensive response to water crises. Likewise, it seeks to highlight the need to make a systematic effort to increase hemispheric resilience, closing the gap between decision-making and science in the framework of adaptation to climate change and disaster risk management.

Press Contact: Gina Ochoa (gochoa@oas.org)

WHAT: High-Level Dialogue on Water and Strategic Partnerships for Integration in Central America

WHEN: Friday, November 13, 10:00 EST (15:00 GMT)

WHERE: Facebook @OEADesarrollo

Reference: AVI-148/20