Natalia Ruiz-Guevara

Monitoring and Evaluation responsible in Andean Forests Program

Master in Development Practice, graduated from CATIE, Costa Rica. Forest Engineer, graduated from UNALM, Peru. Experience and training in participatory and inclusive processes of sustainable development, gender, forest management, governance and restoration of landscapes in Peru, Central and South America. Currently officer of Monitoring and Evaluation in Helvetas for the Andean Forests Program and permanent collaborator of the Latin American Network of Model Forests.

Communal assembly in Kiuñalla, Apurímac (Perú)

Local organization and territorial governance in Andean forest management

Good governance was a key element in generating a social and political context favourable to the sustainable management of Andean forest landscapes. This article explains how the Andean Forests Program supported this. 

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Documentary video "In each leaf of the Forest"

Communicating key information on Andean forests

The experiences and results of the Andean Forest Program for the dissemination of key information about Andean forests are described in this article.

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Water ecosystem service in Apurímac, Perú. Credit: Andean Forest Program

Financing for Andean Forests

The article describes the experience of Andean Forest Program with several finance mechanisms and identifies remaining challenges for the future.

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Beekeeping in Apurímac, Peru

Mountain forests management and well-being in the Andes

The article analyzes how the actions promoted by the Andean Forests Program contributed to the well-being and resilience of the population in its intervention sites.

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Focus group with Andean women in Apurímac (Perú)

Gender in the Andean Forests Landscape

This blog shares lessons learned from the identification, recognition, and assessment of local gender roles, functions, and contributions, during the activities of the Andean Forests Programme.

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Natalia is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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Adaptation in Mountains

Mountains are highly vulnerable to climate change. They also provide numerous essential services. This theme explores how mountains and mountain communities can be made more resilient.
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Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platforms

This Network, managed by the KE4CAP project, provides a space for adaptation knowledge platform operators and managers to connect and learn from one another.
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Community Based Adaptation

This theme aims to support and connect people working to empower communities to adapt to climate change and features monthly collaborative learning CBA forums.
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Gender and Social Equality

This theme aims to deepen engagement on issues of gender and social equality in the context of environment and development, foster collaborations and strengthen capacity.
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SDC Climate Change & Environment Network

The CC&E Network provides a knowledge exchange platform for development practitioners, organizations and SDC staff and partners working in and around climate change and environment issues
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Governance, institutions and policy

Advancing new insights into good governance for sustainable development in the face of social and ecological change.
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