Guatemalan Delegates meet with GEF Secretariat staff members

July 23, 2012

GEF Secretariat staff members met on July 20 with a delegation from the Government of Guatemala to discuss potential and ongoing environmental programs in Guatemala across the GEF focal areas biodiversity, climate change, protection of forests, chemical pollution, water resource and small grants for rural development.

Pictured at GEF Secretariat headquarters in Washington, DC, are, left to right, GEF Senior Technology Transfer Officer and Climate Change Mitigation Coordinator Chizuru Aoki; GEF Senior Policy Advisor Andrew Velthaus; GEF Conflict Resolution Commissioner Sekou Toure; GEF Deputy CEO Andre Laperriere; Guatemala's Focal Point to the GEF Roxana Sobenes who is also Minister of Environment and Natural Resources; Guatemala Presidential Commissioner for Dialogue Miguel Angel Barcarcel; Sub-Secretary of Planning for Guatemala Hugo Gomez; Sofia Porres Bustamante, Counselor, Embassy of Guatemala; and GEF Senior Biodiversity Specialist Jaime Cavelier