Bolivia: Climate Change & Human Security

Climate-change-human-security-program

IMTD facilitates conflict management around climate change and human security through environmental peacebuilding. We promote stakeholder collaboration to adapt to challenges posed by climate change and environmental degradation.

We focus on Lake Titicaca, South America’s largest lake between Peru and Bolivia.  It is home to indigenous peoples and is part of the TDPS lake system.  Poverty in the region has led to poor nutrition, a dearth of clean water and weak basin infrastructure.

IMTD collaborates with Conservation International Bolivia in creating a needs-based assessment in lake stewardship and citizen-science diplomacy.  After extensive research, we create organizational partnerships that share similar passion for inclusion and participation, Our partner is Maine’s Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program, one of the most effective citizen-scientist programs in the US.

We are currently assessing how affected parties can effectively collaborate.  The second phase focuses upon facilitating the combined goals of local and national governments, the private sector and civil society, including e-leaders.

Contact:  Adam Zemans, Program Director.