Between November and December 2022, 42 technicians (20 men and 22 women) working at national and subnational levels on the Pro-Camelids Programme run by the Bolivian Ministry of Rural Development and Lands (Ministerio de Desarrollo Rural y Tierras, MDRyT) were trained in the course “Planning investment projects for sustainable development and climate change resilience”.
The Programme for the Integral Strengthening of the Camelid Complex in the Altiplano (Programa de Fortalecimiento Integral del Complejo Camélidos en el Altiplano, PRO-CAMELIDOS) run by the Ministry of Rural Development and Lands was created in 2016, with the support of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The programme´s objective is to contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of families linked to the camelid complex, and to increase livestock productivity under sustainable management of natural resources.
Pro-Camélidos has three main lines of action. The first is related to primary production, the second to processing and marketing, and the third to access to financing. Within this framework, and as part of the technical support activities of Resilient Andes in line with capacity building activities, a 50-hour course was conducted between November and December 2022 for the national office and its departmental units (UTDs) technical staff.
The course “Planning investment projects for sustainable development and climate change resilience” was attended by 20 male and 22 female technicians who were certified by the NUR University, within the framework of an agreement signed with Helvetas Bolivia.
The course agenda included the following topics presented by specialists from Helvetas Bolivia:
- Introduction to Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction (Marco Loma),
- Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in the basic regulation of pre-investment. Introduction to the Investments Resilience Analysis – ARI tool (Marco Loma),
- Scaling up successful project experiences (Susana Mejillones),
- Promoting sustainable and climate change resilient food systems to ensure food security and sovereignty (Susana Mejillones),
- RANAS approach for behaviour change (Claudia Rivadeneira),
- Conflicts and confrontation, approaches to their analysis and management – Three steps in conflict sensitive project management (Emilio Madrid),
- Entrepreneurship and innovation, and strategic institutional alliances – the entrepreneurial ecosystem (Jamil Campero),
- Business models and strategies with social economic impact – CANVAS and other agile methodologies (Jamil Campero),
- Integrated Water Management – Appropriation of Integrated Water Resources Management in National Policy (Javier Zubieta),
- Perception and analysis of financial risks and micro-credits (Vera Franken, Resilient Andes consultant)
- Climate Finance for Agriculture – Green Climate Fund (Mauricio Zaballa, Resilient Andes consultant).
Within the framework of the actions developed by the Ministry of Rural Development and Lands, the Government is committed, through Pro-Camélidos, to continue strengthening the camelid livestock production sector with investments aimed at increasing the productive and reproductive indices of llamas and alpacas, as well as the transformation of products and by-products derived from camelid fibre and meat.
The Andes Resilient to Climate Change project of the HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation – Avina Foundation consortium, implemented by the Swiss Cooperation (SDC) supports different directorates of the Ministry of Rural Development and Lands in strengthening programmes, policies and management tools. Its joint efforts also focus on capacity building of technicians working at national and subnational levels.
Source: Andes Resilient to Climate Change project
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