Andes Resilient to Climate Change: A multisectoral and multilevel articulation for climate resilience of the livelihoods of vulnerable Andean rural populations and a resilient reactivation

The Regional Project Andes Resilient to Climate Change has started phase 1 technical operations with the installation of National Technical Committees in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru during the last quarter of 2020. These committees are part of the project’s governance scheme, and are integrated by the ministries of agriculture, environment and economic and social inclusion and have country action plans prepared jointly and in accordance with the strategic demands of each sector. The start of the project is part of the post-COVID-19 economic reactivation efforts, where Andes Resilientes also intends to contribute to a sustainable, green and resilient recovery.

The Regional Project Andes Resilient to Climate Change, promoted by the Global Climate Change and Environment Program of the Swiss Cooperation SDC and facilitated by the HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation-Fundación Avina consortium, has started technical operations of its phase 1 (from 2020 to 2024) with the installation of the National Technical Committees in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru during the last quarter of 2020.

The project from a systemic approach to adaptation to climate change focused on Andean rural poverty sectors aims to strengthen and articulate capacities of public and private actors to provide rural Andean populations in poverty and vulnerability, services that support the climate resilience of their communities. livelihoods and improve their food security and water security.

This motivated in each country the construction of an action plan that articulates cooperation with three ministries: Agriculture, Environment and Social Inclusion; and the formation and installation of the National Technical Committees as a confluence space for joint action with these sectors and also local actors from Andean learning territories. It is expected that these spaces for the confluence of actors, from their different competences, can provide sustainable solutions to problems that inhibit the resilience and adaptation to climate change of vulnerable Andean rural populations, with concrete actions in the territory that produce a positive impact on their security. food and water.

In the installation session of each National Technical Committee, the project’s action plan in the country and its operational plan were approved, developed jointly and in accordance with the strategic demands of each sector. The articulated, multi-stakeholder and multi-level work has ensured that the Andes Resilientes project activities are inserted into key government initiatives. These activities prioritized in the country action plans are, firstly, focused on vulnerable populations in rural Andean poverty engaged in family farming and, secondly, aligned with the implementation of measures to adapt to climate change and conditions. NDC enablers in agriculture and water in each country.

It is an innovative and challenging work model for political entities that recognize the value of working together in a space where the contributions of each sector are visibly key to achieving a real impact in territories. One element to highlight is the participation of the Economic and Social Inclusion sector, as a front that is integrated into climate action to contribute to the resilience of the livelihoods of vulnerable Andean rural populations. This strengthens a perspective of inclusion, poverty reduction and sustainable development in climate action.

The start of Andes Resilientes is part of the post-COVID-19 economic reactivation efforts of Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru. In Bolivia, the project will support the development of a study on the economic impact of the pandemic on Andean family agriculture, specifically on agroecological producers.

In this context, the project at the first level will focus on the rural populations most vulnerable to climate change, which are generally not made visible and prioritized in the framework of economic reactivation. At a second level, and hand in hand with national reactivation plans, it will influence the improvement of the economy of family farmers, through the strengthening of resilience in agroecological value chains, campaigns to make Rural Talents visible and promotion of its services and employability in local projects that bring knowledge of climate-sustainable agricultural management, as well as helping to generate green microfinance products and services focused on these same populations. To make it, The private sector and diverse territorial actors will be summoned as part of the implementation process. In this way, Andes Resilientes also intends to contribute to a sustainable, green and resilient recovery.

Related notes

  • [Resilient Andes] Building a common intersectoral agenda for adaptation to climate change in Peru (link)
  • [Resilient Andes] An intersectoral dynamic to strengthen adaptation to climate change in Bolivia (link)
  • [Resilient Andes in Ecuador] A multisectoral and participatory plan against climate change (link)

About Andes Resilientes

The regional project is implemented in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru. It collaborates with national actors with skills in agriculture and water, environment, and economic and social inclusion, and with sub-national actors from learning territories. Andes Resilientes is promoted by the Global Program on Climate Change and Environment of the Swiss Cooperation SDC, facilitated by the HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Fundación Avina consortium and has as a partner the International Institute for Sustainable Development and a strategic ally to the International Fund for Agricultural Development. The first phase of the project covers the period May 2020 to July 2024.

Links of interest

(PDF) Brochure Peru
(PDF) Brochure Bolivia
(PDF) Brochure Ecuador

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