Our Team

About Us

The Private Institute for Climate Change Research, ICC, has a very qualified team of professionals, who commit their passion and dedication to perform research, activities and projects that our institution promotes in the Pacific Slope of Guatemala, from the volcanoes to the mangroves.
Our professionals are distributed in five programs where in attached to our vision and mission, fulfill the objectives of the ICC.

Vision

To be a leading private institution for research and project development to mitigate and adapt to climate change in communities, productive processes and region’s infrastructure.

Mission Statement

To create and promote actions that facilitate climate change mitigation and adaptation in the region based on technical and scientific guidelines as well as economic feasibility.

Main areas of Work

  • Hydrometeorological Information
  • Flood Research and Management
  • Greenhouse Gases
  • Environmental Management


  • Protection and Restoration of Forests and Soil
  • Integrated Water Management
  • Adaptation Practices
  • Capacity Building
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Our Team

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The team of the Private Institute for Climate Change Research, ICC, is composed by:

  • General Director
  • Operations’ Director
  • Five Program Coordinators
  • Administrative staff
  • Technical staff and field staff

Who are detailed as follows.

Director of Operations

Project Manager Coordinator

Sustainability of Productive Systems program Coordinator

Disaster Risk Management Coordinator

Capacity Building and Communications Coordinator

Integrated Watershed Management Coordinator

Climate and Hydrology Research Coordinator

Coordinator of the SISMARSUR Information System

Researcher in erosion and soil conservation

Researcher in Sustainability of Productive Systems and person-in-charge of the Geographical Information System

Researcher in Integrated Watershed Management

Jr. researcher in climate and meteorology

Aquaculture and water quality specialist

Specialist in the Capacity Building and Communications Program

Jr Researcher in Ecosystems

Jr researcher in hydrology

Specialist in Disaster Risk Management

Specialist in Integrated Watershed Management

Specialist in Integrated Watershed Management – Highlands

Specialist in Integrated Watershed Management – East

Specialist in Integrated Watershed Management – South West

Specialist in Capacity Building and Communications

Director’s Assistant

Administrative assistant

Specialist in Disaster Risk Management

Specialist in SISMARSUR

Specialist in SISMARSUR

Specialist in SISMARSUR

Intern in Sustainability of Productive Systems

Intern in Integrated Watershed Management

Intern in Disaster Risk Management

Intern in Capacity Building and Communications

Administrative Staff

Chief Accountant

Accountant assitants

MBA. Silvia Castillo Orrego

P. C. Rocío Ocaña
P. C. Leonardo Cifuentes
P. C. Estuardo González

Field and Office Support

Sergio Ajpop López
Conrado Gámez Rivera
Romelia de Jesús Barrios
Silvia Margarita Coyán Chamo
Lizgi Abel Pinzón Donis
Dario Guarchaj Sac
Daniel Eduardo Hernández Carrera
Ramiro Hernández Cante
José Raúl Sabán García
Robin Roberto Quiñonez Valladares
Dennis Roberto Chitic Guajaca
Amner Joel Ortega Corado
Lester Roberto Cayax López
Edgar Giovani Gonzalez Ramírez
Abner Eliseo Girón Hernández
Luis Ricardo Ajpop López
Víctor Manuel Ajpop Vásquez
Sofonías Rodríguez Ramírez
Kimberly Dayana González

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Former Interns

María Alejandra Rosales Mayorga
2011 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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Marie Andrée Liere Quevedo
2011 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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Milton Chán Santisteban (PhD)
2012
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Elmer Adolfo Orrego León
2012 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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Cindy Estrada Montiel
2013 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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Alexandre Parizel
2013 AgroParisTech, Francia
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Alma Santos Pérez
2013 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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Josué Mena Enamorado
2013 Universidad Rafael Landívar
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Susana Guerra González
2013 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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Dora Salpec Palma
2013 Universidad Rafael Landívar
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Carlos Humberto Rodríguez
2013 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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Julio Renato Alarcón Recinos
2013 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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Melvin Navarro González
2014 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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Allan Caravantes Alvarado
2014 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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Elisa Choxom Chamorro
2014 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala

Cecilia María de León
2014 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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Ronal Pérez González
2014 Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
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Hector Francisco Espinoza Garcia
2015 Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center, Costa Rica
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Francisco Pellecer Aguirre
2015 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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José Daniel Girón
2015 Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
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Myriam Consuelo Escobar Molina
2015 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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Erick Alvarado Ortega
2015 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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Melany Ramírez Galindo
2015 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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Andrea Madelyne Moreno Ortíz
2015 Universidad Rafael Landívar
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Alejandra Alfaro Pinto
2015 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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Nereyda Trabanino Valenzuela
2015 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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Kevin Rigoberto Ávila Santos
2016 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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Amy Guisela Molina Estrada
2016 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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Lucia Nineth Ramirez Cuella
2016 Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
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Ana Cecilia Iuit Jiménez
2016 El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, México

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