NIPN@decentralised level launched in Guatemala
On November 22, at the headquarters of the departmental government of Totonicapán, in Guatemala, the NIPN Project was presented to regional and departmental delegates from government institutions, representatives of civil society and international cooperation.
Stefano Gatto, ambassador of the European Union in Guatemala, emphasized that the commitment of European cooperation in the fight against hunger and malnutrition supports government efforts towards a unified data system for better decision-making.
Juan Carlos Carías, secretary of SESAN (Secretaría de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional), indicated that the project, in addition to strengthening the National Food and Nutrition Security Information System (SIINSAN), promotes compliance with the regulations and the implementation of the Food and Nutrition Security Policy, to ensure good nutrition for the most vulnerable people.
Eduardo Say, NIPN project coordinator at CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) explained that the department of Totonicapán and the municipality of Momostenango have been selected for the decentralized implementation of the NIPN, in order to lay the foundations for the use and analysis of information for better decision making at local level.
The event concluded with the signing of a cooperation agreement between the Governor of Totonicapán, Juan Higinio Yax Say and the representative of CATIE in Guatemala, Julio López.