Last October, the members of the SUSWATCH, met in Managua for their annual meeting and one of the important points of the meeting was related to work of the Southern Voices on Adaptation Program, in its third phase.
During SUSWATCH's meeting Tania Guillén, regional facilitator for Latin America of the Southern Voices on Adaptation Program, presented to them the initiative of building the Joint Principles for Adaptation (JPA), which pretend to be a benchmark for good adaptation planning.
Based on the importance of having guiding instruments when planning for adaptation, or for evaluating the national instruments regarding adaptation to climate change, it was decided that all members of SUSWATCH will join the initiative of the JPA through the LAPI Program, in its second phase. The SUSWATCH network is integrated by more than 94 members, which are represented by four focal organizations in the countries where the network works: Humboldt Center in Nicaragua, Fundación Solar in Guatemala, ACICAFOC in Honduras, and LIDEMA in Bolivia.
Members of the Southern Voices on Adaptation Program are: SUSWATCH, which holds the facilitation at the regional level, the Nicaraguan Alliance on Climate Change (ANACC) through Humboldt Center, the League of Environmental Protection (LIDEMA), and Sotz'il Association which last June, together with other six organizations/networks, was selected through a call to be part of the program.