The Environmental Investment Fund of El Salvador (FIAES) promotes the strengthening of the capacities of the organizations in charge of the execution of environmental projects in the 8 territories where the Sustainable Local Development Plans are implemented, thanks to the cooperation and inter-institutional support agreement signed with the Development Bank of El Salvador (BANDESAL) for the implementation of the Diploma in Environmental Management with a Territorial Approach.
The development of the course will be coordinated by the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences of the University of El Salvador (UES) and will include the participation of 30 technicians from project executing entities, BANDESAL technicians and agronomy students, who will be provided with knowledge of environmental regulations and governance processes in the Territories.
In addition, the participants will have new technical elements for the integrated management of hydrographic basins, incorporation of elements and strategies oriented to the conservation of natural resources at the local and territorial levels; and skills in the management of information on natural resources through maps and Geographic Information Systems tools applied in the territorial environment.
In order to facilitate the participation of project technicians, the diploma will be given in the blended learning mode during the 200 hours of duration, developed in the Graduate and Continuing Education School, Building of the Institute of Agrifood Research of the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences of the UES, and the practices in the Technological Center of Agriculture and Livestock, located in the Experimental and Practical Station of the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, in San Luis Talpa, department of La Paz.
In the Diploma is distributed in five modules on governance and environmental regulations, integrated management of watersheds, use and management of GIS and Drones, integrated management of soils and Agroecological Agriculture. These will result in the graduation work that students will present for each territory and topic of their responsibility.
Organisations will have certified staff to manage projects financed by FIAES and other cooperation bodies. Result of alliances by nature between FIAES, BANDESAL and the UES.