ICAP is the institution of the Central American Integration System (SICA), specialized in the formation and training of the human resource that works in the national and regional institutions.

It is the second longest-lived institution of SICA, created in 1954, within the framework of the Organization of Central American States (ODECA) to support, at that time, the efforts of economic integration through the formation of specialized cadres in the field; collaboration that was later expanded to include the different areas of integration.

Central American integration support

The Institute supports integration efforts through training and training activities, framed in various cooperation initiatives and technical assistance, which are aligned with the priorities established by the Central American Presidents in 2010 for the formation of a regional agenda.


  • Social integration
  • Democratic security
  • Prevención y mitigación de los desastres naturales y de los efectos del cambio climático
  • Institutional strengthening
  • Economic integration

The ICAP also provides support to the public sectors of the isthmus and regional institutions, in their evolution towards greater and better management capacities, through the development of research on topics of interest for Central American integration, extension activities and program implementation of advice and consulting.