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

Specific goals:

  1. To describe the socio-ecological system of the Coyolate and to identify and variables and processes that control it.
  2. To evaluate the resilience of the communities’ livelihood in the lower basin of the Coyolate river against flood and droughts events.
  3. 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).

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