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In the Central and South American region, Guatemala's Human Development Index is second lowest following that of Haiti in 2012 , UNDP "Human Development Report 2012" and the country has a serious situation in terms of regional and ethnic disparities of the poverty rate and extreme-poverty rate. Strengthening the social infrastructure and extending quality education and health services are urgent issues. Those that make up the poorest segment of society are the most susceptible to the natural disasters and environmental degradation. Because those factors impede improvements in the living standard, international cooperation for the disaster risk reduction and environmental conservation are needed along with assistance for economic development. Toward implementation of effective strategic aid, JICA's support focuses on "livelihood improvement for poorness", "vitalization in rural area" and "environment and disaster risk management".

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JICA Guatemala
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August 12, 2021 Volunteer Coordinator (2021-): Ms. Chika Sunako
May 27, 2021 Presentation of JICA Guatemala Office, Supervised Professional Exercise (2020-): Mr. Julio Morales
November 30, 2020 JICA Guatemala Office Holidays 2021
October 12, 2020 JICA Guatemala Office
March 11, 2020 Message from the Chief Representative

News & Features

November 12, 2020 Emergency Assistance to Guatemala in Response to Hurricane Disaster
October 31, 2018 Learning from Disaster Experience "Hurricane Mitch 20 Years Event"
August 17, 2018 JOCVs Create a Popular Cookbook Endorsed by the Government of Madagascar : Nutrition Action Partners expand their work to more and more countries
July 4, 2018 ‘Viva Latin America! Deepening Ties With Japan’ Vol.4: A Japanese-Style Early Warning System Protects Peruvians
June 28, 2018 ‘Viva Latin America! Deepening Ties With Japan’ Vol.3: Making "Automobiles" the Pillar of the Economy: The Shape of Cooperation in the Semi-developed Country Mexico

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