Final Evaluation: From the Highlands to the Coast
Developing awareness and resilience to address global climate change in Ancash and Piura watersheds, Peru
This document by The Mountain Institute evaluates the extent to which its project in the watersheds in Peru, referenced in the title, achieved its objectives.
The project had two objectives. The first was to strengthen the capacity of communities in the mountain headwaters of Ancash and Piura to adapt to climate change through better management of high mountain ecosystems. The second was to establish public policies in both location that promote climate change adaptation.
The main development hypothesis of the project was that advancing the sustainable management of high Andean ecosystems provides an opportunity to also build capacity to respond and adapt to current and future climate change impacts.
The Mountain Institute found that although there was some delay in the first year of implementation (2010), this gap was recovered during the second year of the project (2011) and was fully consolidated during the concluding eight months.
Through the project, both communities created and adopted climate change adaptation plans. The “Three Watersheds Municipal Commonwealth” was formulated, a local research committee in Canrey Chico was consolidated, a conservation area was established in Huasta and in Piura, work was carried out to strengthen water availability.
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Geography:Latin America & Caribbean