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DIPECHO 2016 - 2017

Project name

DIPECHO 2016-2017

“Improving the resilience capacity and disaster response of populations exposed to multi-hazards in the department of Quiché, Guatemala, C.A.”, Tenth Action Plan DIPECHO 2016-2017, ECHO/-CM/BUD/2016/91001.

Execution Period

01 April 2016 – 30 September 2017.

Participating Population: 20,608 people

  • Children under 5 years of age: 1,706 boys and 1,791 girls
  • Children between 5 and 17 years of age: 4,303 boys and 4,195 girls
  • Adults between 18 and 50 years old: 3,172 men and 3,515 women.
  • Over 50 years of age: 994 men and 932 women.


European Union through its Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO).

Partners and allies

CDRO Association

  • CDRO Association
  • Municipalities of San Pedro
  • Jocopilas and San Bartolomé Jocotenango.
  • National Coordination for Disaster Reduction –
  • CONRED-.
  • Departmental Directorate of Education -DIDEDUC-.

Project Description

The general objective of the DIPECHO 2016-2017 project is to reduce institutional, educational and social vulnerabilities in order to improve resilience to multi-hazard scenarios in the communities of San Pedro Jocopilas and San Bartolomé Jocotenango in the department of Quiché, through specific training and capacity building actions. As well as processes of organization of emergency response coordinators (local and municipal), directly linked to CONRED’s tiered system. Also intervening in the strengthening and protection of livelihoods.