International experience has shown that the processes of multi-stakeholder dialogue allow open spaces for the various groups of society to meet, build trust between them and accept each other. This, in turn, has streamlined the discussion, the agreements, and the preparation of common agendas to face the challenges of the country’s development. By including voices from various sectors of society, these processes have helped to manage and resolve conflicts peacefully, strengthening governance. The methodology of democratic dialogue refers to processes of dialogue that seek to transform conflictive relations and contribute to democratic governance. A democratic dialogue is always a process of cooperation and joint work. It operates with a systemic view of the problem, and therefore, includes the participation of a diverse group of actors related to the problem, and not only parties that seek to negotiate a tangible. The aim of democratic dialogue is not to exchange information, but to transform through dialogue. It works to achieve a systemic understanding of the problem and strengthen the relationships between the actors involved, facilitating the joint identification of transformative actions.

With regard to the Environmental Pact, participants will meet in three workshops (November 5 and 6, November 19 and 20 and December 3). Attendance at these three meetings is essential for the construction of Covenant agreements. Participants are expected to systematically analyze the current reality of the environment in the country, taking into account the national and international context, and to reflect, discuss and agree on a set of actions that could contribute to solve the challenges encountered. The method of work is participatory, listening to the voices of the various actors, seeking to build consensus on the basis of contributions of equal value of each of the participants. A combination of working methods is used: in groups, plenary sessions, reflection walks, panels of experts, and open spaces to construct ideas and proposals. The work approach is systemic and the economic, technological, educational, social, cultural and political dimensions related to the environment in Guatemala will be analyzed.

The process and participants will be supported by six work teams, each with specific tasks to be accomplished: communications strategy, environmental experts, logistics and organization, and facilitation. The expert team will prepare a technical background document containing a diagnosis of the current trends in each topic, as well as a proposal for long and medium term goals (eg 15 years, 10 years, 5 years). The task of the participants in the Pact will be to define and agree on these issues, a Strategic Agenda for managing the environment – a set of relevant, coherent and possible strategic actions for the next 5 years – as well as responsible institutions and implementation paths .

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International experience has shown that the processes of multi-stakeholder dialogue allow open spaces for the various groups of society to meet, build trust between them and accept each other. This, in turn, has streamlined the discussion, the agreements, and the preparation of common agendas to face the challenges of the country’s development. By including voices from various sectors of society, these processes have helped to manage and resolve conflicts peacefully, strengthening governance. The methodology of democratic dialogue refers to processes of dialogue that seek to transform conflictive relations and contribute to democratic governance. A democratic dialogue is always a process of cooperation and joint work. It operates with a systemic view of the problem, and therefore, includes the participation of a diverse group of actors related to the problem, and not only parties that seek to negotiate a tangible. The aim of democratic dialogue is not to exchange information, but to transform through dialogue. It works to achieve a systemic understanding of the problem and strengthen the relationships between the actors involved, facilitating the joint identification of transformative actions.

With regard to the Environmental Pact, participants will meet in three workshops (November 5 and 6, November 19 and 20 and December 3). Attendance at these three meetings is essential for the construction of Covenant agreements. Participants are expected to systematically

The current reality of the environment in the country, taking into account the national and international context, and reflect, discuss and agree on a set of actions that could contribute to solve the challenges encountered. The method of work is participatory, listening to the voices of the various actors, seeking to build consensus on the basis of contributions of equal value of each of the participants. A combination of working methods is used: in groups, plenary sessions, reflection walks, panels of experts, and open spaces to construct ideas and proposals. The work approach is systemic and the economic, technological, educational, social, cultural and political dimensions related to the environment in Guatemala will be analyzed.

The process and participants will be supported by six work teams, each with specific tasks to be accomplished: communications strategy, environmental experts, logistics and organization, and facilitation. The expert team will prepare a technical background document containing a diagnosis of the current trends in each topic, as well as a proposal for long and medium term goals (eg 15 years, 10 years, 5 years). The task of the participants in the Pact will be to define and agree on these issues, a Strategic Agenda for managing the environment – a set of relevant, coherent and possible strategic actions for the next 5 years – as well as responsible institutions and implementation paths .