Local Governance

MIRPS Regional Technical Team

Participating countries

Leading country

Guatemala

Esquipulas, Villanueva, Ciudad de Guatemala

Honduras

Choloma, San Pedro Sula

Panama

San Miguelito, Chepo

Mexico

Tapachula, Palenque

Costa Rica

(observer)

Panama

Advisory panel

UNDP

Objectives

Provide a platform for local governments to share their experiences, good practices, and knowledge concerning the inclusion of internally displaced persons, asylum-seekers, refugees, returnees, and displaced persons with international protection needs.

Contribute to the adaptation and integration of best practices in local governance between countries and international institutions with similar experiences.

Key activities

Strengthen the technical capacities of municipal personnel in charge of caring for displaced persons.

Facilitate access to basic health care and mental health care services, in coordination with civil society.

Guarantee adequate municipal spaces for the attention, orientation, and protection of people with protection needs.

Develop sports, music, and dance activities for children in coordination with community leaders.

Opportunities for collaboration