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National Multi-stakeholder Consultation on Displacement and Loss & Damage, Guatemala

Guatemala City, 27 September 2022 – The Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD), in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN), organized a multi-stakeholder consultation on displacement and loss and damage titled Planning for actions to avert, minimise and address loss and damage and displacement in Guatemala.

This multi-stakeholder dialogue was organized in support of PDD’s Project to Avert, Minimize and Address Disaster Displacement (PAMAD), funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). Guatemala is one of the project’s implementation countries, alongside Fiji, Kenya, and Bangladesh.

PAMAD’s global scope spans five pillars, namely: (1) Knowledge Development; (2) Displacement Risk Assessment; (3) Preparedness for Disaster Displacement; (4) Integrated Planning Process; (5) Access to Finance.

The event was attended by 17 representatives of Guatemalan Governmental Institutions (Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, the national Migration Institute, the General Secretariat for Planning and Programming) academia, civil society and international organizations.

Trough the discussions held at the event, partners explored concepts and ongoing action on displacement related to climate change impacts in Guatemala. The event allowed PDD to engage with a diverse group of stakeholders working at different intersections of climate change and human mobility, at national and local levels, in Guatemala. The consultation also provided an opportunity to seek inputs from local experts and practitioners on the scope and focus of the project activities to be implemented.

Inputs provided by the participants have been integrated in the National Project Plan that will guide the operationalization of the global project priorities at country level.

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