Project: Community resilience assessment to flood and drought events in the Coyolate Basin (Guatemala).
Project implementation dates: October 2014 to March 2016.
Main implementer organization: ICC (Domestic).
Partner organizations: Universidad de Tucuman, Argentina; Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia; Universidad Mayor de San Andres, Bolivia (International).
Official goals: To understand how communities have faced floods and droughts and how the impacts over the livelihood of the people residing in the lower part of the Coyolate basin can be minimized
- To describe the socio-ecological system of the Coyolate and to identify and variables and processes that control it.
- To evaluate the resilience of the communities’ livelihood in the lower basin of the Coyolate river against flood and droughts events.
- To generate a proposal of tools and mechanism that increase resilience of the livelihood of the communities in the lower basin of the Coyolate River.
Location: San Pedro Yepocapa, Chimaltenango and Nueva Concepcion, Escuintla.
Funding source: Inter American Institute for Global Change Research (National Academy of Sciences- USA).