The Sistema de Integración Cetroamericana (SICA), or Central American Integration System, is in the midst of its “Regional Water Analysis Congress, Costa Rica 2017” from June 14 to 16. EARTH University’s La Flor campus in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, is hosting the event.
SICA is a network of eight member nations – Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and the Dominican Republic – along with various observer nations, including the United States, that promote peace, development, freedom and democracy within Central America. The organization’s list of integration priorities features university education, gender equity, disaster prevention, public health, foreign relations and energy, among others.
According to the Costa Rican Ministry of Agriculture, the meeting’s aim is “to consolidate joint strategies that guarantee the protection and efficient use of water resources in the region of Central America and the Dominican Republic, as well as to share experiences and best practices.”
At the event, the SICA representatives and heads of state in attendance also will analyze SICA’s legal and institutional framework relative to water resource management, and they will promote international cooperation regarding water pursuant to SICA guidelines.
Additionally, there will be a meeting of technical groups from the Central American Agricultural Council, which will focus mainly on defining concrete actions that allow for the execution of SICA’s Climate-Adaptive Sustainable Agriculture Strategy.