Civil Society Participates in Alliance for Prosperity Plan in the Northern Triangle

The Consultative Group of the Alliance for Prosperity Plan in the Northern Triangle (PAPTN, for its Spanish acronym) and representatives from the Government of El Salvador and the Government of the United States, with support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), held the “Civil Society Forum on PAPTN.”  Participants included representatives from public, private, social and academic sectors in El Salvador as well as members of national and international organizations.

The Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle is a regional plan promoted by El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras with support from the U.S. Government.  The three countries coordinate closely with a firm political will to propose innovative actions toward a structural change, responding to regional challenges such as lack of development opportunities for the Central American people and a slow economic growth which constitute the main factors for migration from the Central America Northern Triangle.

The forum opening ceremony was presided over by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hugo Martinez; the United States Ambassador to El Salvador, Jean Elizabeth Manes; the IADB Chief of Operations , Gabriel Castillo; and two members of the Consultative Group: Claudia Umaña, from the Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Development (FUSADES), and Miguel López, from the Association of Microfinance Organizations (ASOMI).