The IPCCA initiative is now in it’s third year of implementation, with work on local assessments
beginning in 2009 and most local partners currently in their second year of local assessment work.
The First Meeting of the IPCCA Local Assessments took place in Kuna Yala, Panama in April 2010
and focused on the IPCCA Methodology. In line with the on-going implementation process and
needs of local and international partners of the IPCCA, the meetings of local partners undertaking
LAs are designed by the Secretariat to provide technical and coordinating support as required. This
second meeting, therefore, was designed to provide technical assistance in the process which is at
this time central for the IPCCA; synthesis reporting.