Commitment to Action

Mayan Communities' Climate Change Adaptation

Commitment by

Asociación Ati't Ala'

In 2008, Asociaci?n Ati't Ala' committed to create a comprehensive program to develop income generation strategies for poverty alleviation while building community resilience for adaptation to climate change among Mayan populations in the lake Atitlan region of Guatemala. A new tool in this task is the active research of ancient Mayan knowledge still in use today and its blending with high-tech options, enabling technological syncretism to offer competitive and adaptive advantages.
This three-year program is yielding its first results in the valuation of cultural and environmental services at the local level, creating awareness about individual and comunal responsibility to create resilience and reduce vulnerability. Funds are being raised in order to allow Ati't Ala' to continue with its commitment in 2010.

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Commitment

Mayan Communities' Climate Change Adaptation

Launched

2008

Est. Duration

3 Years

Estimated Total Value

$500,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

GUATEMALA

Commitment by

Asociación Ati't Ala'

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Fondo Nacional para la Conservacion de la Naturaleza, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)