• Our Team
  • Vision and Mission
  • Organization chart
  • Administrative Staff
  • Former Interns

Our Team

Alex Guerra Noriega Ph.D.

Alex Guerra Noriega Ph.D. General Director Research interests: Climate Change, mountain geography, disaster risk, landslides, water resources management, integrated watershed management. Studies: – PhD, in

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Eng. Luis Enrique Reyes

Eng. Luis Enrique Reyes Director of Operations Research interests:integrated watershed management; natural resources management; strategic land planning; water resources; environmental services; rural development. EducationAgricultural Engineer

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German Alfaro

German Alfaro Disaster Risk Management Coordinator Research interests: disaster impacts on development; disaster risk management; disaster readiness at the community level; early warning systems. Education

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M.A. Pablo Yax López

M.A. Pablo Yax López Capacity Building and Communications Coordinator Master in Arts Research interests: Vulnerability, ecosystems’ analysis; agricultural practices for climate change adaptation in Guatemala;

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Marco Tax Marroquin, M.Sc.

Marco Tax Marroquin, M.Sc. Coordinator of the Sustainability of Productive Systems program Marco Tax is the coordinator of the Sustainability of Productive Systems program of

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Juan Andrés Nelson

Juan Andrés Nelson Integrated Watershed Management Coordinator Studies Master in Science in Technology of water resource. University of San Carlos, Guatemala. 2015. (Currently attending) Bachelor

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Juan Francisco Low, M.Sc.

Juan Francisco Low, M.Sc. Climate and Hydrology Research Coordinator Juan Francisco is the interim coordinator of the Climate and Hydrology program at the Private Institute

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Maria Lourdes Castilla

Licda. María Lourdes Castilla SISMARSUR Information System Coordinator Maria Lourdes is the coordinator of the project: Informational System for the rational use of the rivers

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Alma Santos

Alma Santos Researcher in Erosion and Soil Conservation StudiesAgricultural Engineering specialized in production. University of San Carlos of Guatemala. Work ExperienceResearcher in Soil Conservation as

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Sergio Gil Villalba

Sergio Gil Villalba Associate Researcher in Climate and Hydrology Research interests:Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, hydrological balance estimations, distribution of precipitation in extreme weather events, aquifers

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Elmer Orrego, M.Sc.

Elmer Orrego, M.Sc. Agrometeorology Researcher lmer Orrego is an agrometeorology researcher in the Climate and Hydrology program at the Private Institute of Climate Change Research

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Carlos Ramirez

Carlos Ramirez Junior Researcher in Climate and Meteorology Studies Bachelor in Agricultural Engineering with focus in Tropical Crops, Rafael Landivar University (2013). High School with

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Amy Guicela Molina Estrada

Amy Molina Specialist in Disaster Risk Management Studies Bachelor of Sciences in Agricultural Engineering with focus in Natural Renewable Resources. San Carlos de Guatemala University

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Gabriel Rivas

Gabriel Rivas Aquaculture and water quality specialist Studies First bimester, post graduate training in scientific research, College of Engineering, San Carlos University. Bachelor of Science

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Yuver Barillas

Yuver Barillas Office Manager Yuver Barillas is the administrative Manager of the Private Institute for Climate Change Research ICC. He is in charge of the

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Sharon Arias

Sharon Arias Executive Assistant Studies Bachelor of Science in Audit and Public Accounting. Mariano Galvez de Guatemala University, La Antigua Campus, (1999-1997). Pending graduation. Bilingual

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Orquidea Perez

Administrative Assistant Asistente Administrativa Orquidea is the administrative assistant of projects with external funds at the Private Institute for Climate Change Research ICC. Orquidea started

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Francisco Fuentes

Francisco Fuentes Specialist in Disaster Risk Management Studies: Bachelor of Arts in Business Management. Panamerican University. Bachelor of Arts in Arquitechture, San Carlos University of

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Kevin Noriega

Kevin Noriega Specialist Capacity Building Kevin is a specialist in the Private Institute for Climate Change Research’s (ICC) Capacity Building and Communications program. In 2017,

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Luis Enrique Gomez Roman

Luis Enrique Gómez Román Specialist in SISMARSUR Luis is a specialist in SISMARSUR, a mechanism to generate information within the Private Institute for Climate Change

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Luis Jacob López López

Luis Jacob López López Specialist in Integrated Watershed Managemente – South West Luis Jacob is the Specialists in Integrated Watershed Management of the Private Institute

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Eduardo García

Eduardo José García García Specialist in SISMARSUR Eduardo is a specialist in the SISMARSUR project at the Private Institute for Climate Change Research (ICC). Before

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Fernando Samayoa

Fernando Samayoa Specialist in SISMARSUR Fernando is a specialist in the SISMARSUR project in the Private Institute for Climate Change Research ICC. Before joining the

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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.

Missión

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

Organization chart

Administrative Staff

Contadora General:

Asistentes de Contabilidad:

MBA. Silvia Castillo Orrego

P.C. Jackeline Paola De León,
P.C. Humberto Cifuentes Sandoval.
P.C. Esdras Miza
P.C. Edgar Rivas
P.C. Carlos

Apoyo en campo y oficinas:

Sergio Ajpop López
Conrado Gámez Rivera
Silvia Margarita Coyán Chamo
Dario Guarchaj Sac
Daniel Eduardo Hernández Carrera
Ramiro Hernández Cante
José Raúl Sabán García
Lester Roberto Cayax López
Kimberly Dayana González

Former Interns

Juan Francisco Low
2019 IHE Delft Water Institute (Holanda), Instituto Superior Tecnico (Portugal) y Technische Universität Dresden (Alemania)
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Pierre Matran
2019 Escuela ENSEGID del Instituto Nacional Politécnico, Francia
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Luciano Galone
2019 Universidad de Granada, España
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Moira Corcoran
2019 Universidad de Indiana, Estados Unidos de Norte América
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Linda Mazariegos
2019 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, CUNSUROC
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Pablo de la Roca
2019 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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Walter Sazo
2019 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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Julissa Zepeda Herrarte
2019 Universidad Mesoamericana, Quetzaltenango
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Sergio Gil Villalva
2018 IHE Delft Water Institute (Holanda), Instituto Superior Tecnico (Portugal) y Technische Universität Dresden (Alemania)
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Erick André Lara Ángel
2018 Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
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Luis Enrique Gómez Román
2018 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, CUNSUROC
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Julio Alejandro Paniagua Estrada
2018 Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Campus Sur
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Mónica Rosales Alconero
2018 Universidad Rafael Landívar, Guatemala
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Ricardo Alberto Chán Escobar
2018 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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Aurora Castillo Baquera
2018 Universidad de Granada, España
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Carlos Humberto Rodríguez
2017 Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza, Costa Rica
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Kevin Manolo Noriega
2017 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, CUNSUROC
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Ezequiel Riquiac Lopreto
2017 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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Hernán Turcios Castro
2017 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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Ana Cecilia Iuit Jiménez
2016 El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, México
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Lucía Nineth Ramírez García
2016 Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
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Amy Guisela Molina Estrada
2016 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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Kevin Rigoberto Ávila Santos
2016 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, CUNSUROC
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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

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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Héctor Francisco Espinoza García
2015 Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza, Costa Rica
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Erick Alvarado Ortega
2015 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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Elisa Choxom Chamorro
2014 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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Cecilia María de León
2014 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
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Ronal Pérez González
2014 Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Campus Sur
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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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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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Elmer Adolfo Orrego León
2012 Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, CUNSUROC
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Milton Chán Santisteban (PhD)
2012
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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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Sergio Gil Villalva
2011 Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona