LIMA – April 3, 2014 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Peru’s National Water Authority (ANA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalize cooperation on water resource management. The agreement specifies that GGGI and ANA will collaborate on a number of areas, for the development of tools and mechanisms leading toward the sustainable use of water resources in Peru.
Salvador Lopez, GGGI Country Representative, and Jorge Luis Montenegro Chavesta, Chief of ANA, signed on behalf of their respective organizations at a ceremony in the nation’s capital on April 3.
“This MoU will strengthen GGGI’s expanding work in Peru and help us to more easily assist the government in accomplishing their green economic goals,” said Lopez. “GGGI looks forward to working with ANA on projects that facilitate Peru’s transformation towards integral management of water resources.”
GGGI has been working for the past year in Peru. In addition to initiating work in the water sector, the organization has been helping the government incorporate green growth into its National Forestry and Wildlife Plan (NFWP) and in the development of goals and indicators for the 2014-2018 National Competitiveness Agenda in environmental, water, and sanitation areas.
ANA is a Specialized Technical Organization attached to the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation. It is charged with formulating National Policy on Water Resources and the National Water Resource Plan, as well as managing the National Information System for Water Resources.
GGGI is a an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a new model of economic growth known as “green growth.” The organization partners with countries to help them build economies that grow strongly and are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change. GGGI’s experts are already working with governments around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions. To learn more, see www.gggi.org and visit us on Facebook and Twitter.
This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.