Last week was very intense for the “Community Adaptation to Climate Change” trainings, since several activities began at several locations in Southern Guatemala.

On Monday May the 2nd, the training started in El Paraiso Community, in Southern Suchitepequez, where 33 community leaders and members from nearby communities participated in the opening ceremony of the training. Something important to highlight is that the community leaders stated that they have seen the consequences of climate change, which has been translated into loss of their crops in up to 50%, water shortage and floods.

In San Antonio Suchitepequez, the training started last Tuesday the 3rd with a massive participation of 48 community leaders from the area. Likewise, in this session, participants learn about the methodologies of the training, as well as the field trips to exchange experiences in which they will participate in the following months.

On Thursday the 5th, the training started in Tiquisate, Escuintla, where 35 people learned about the content of the training: 1) integrated watershed management with focus on soil and water conservation, 2) adaptation to climate change, and 3) disaster risk management, as well as three field trips. Those topics are also being presented in the other training’s locations.

With these trainings, the ICC continues to build capacities for more Guatemalans to adapt in a better way to climate change.

You can enjoy of more pictures of the trainings in our Gallery.

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