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 several lakes including Lake Titicaca, South America’s second largest lake between Peru and Bolivia.  They are home to indigenous peoples who suffer biodiversity, contamination, and economic development issues. Poverty in these regions has led to poor nutrition and a weak basin infrastructure.

IMTD collaborates with the International Union for Conservation of Nature and others to create a needs-based assessment in lake stewardship and citizen-science diplomacy.  After extensive research, we create partnerships that share similar passions for inclusion and participation.  Among our varied partners 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. Using workshops and public participation, our goal is to implement a citizen model for lake protection.

For further details, please contact imtd@imtd.org.