Manuel Peralvo

Research Coordinator, Andean Forest Program

Manuel Peralvo is a researcher at the Consortium for the Sustainable Development of the Andean Ecoregion (CONDESAN). He is a geographer and holds an MA from the Universiy of Texas at Austin (Geography and the Environment Department) and has 20 years of experience in the study of coupled human-environmental systems in the Andean region. His main areas of interest are related to the integration of GIScience and social science tools to support natural resource governance at different scales. He has coordinated research and intervention projects aimed at strengthening decision making to attain sustainability goals and also he has promoted academic discussions about the challenges and potential benefits for coupled social – environmental observation platforms at landscapes scales in mountain areas. He currently coordinates the research component of a regional Andean Forest Program financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and implemented in the seven countries of the Andean arc. The main goal of the Program is to validate and promote sustainable landscape and forest management practices to strengthen the resilience of local social-environmental systems.

Market in the Andes

Políticas de Cambio Climático y las Estrategias de Adaptación de los Andes

Esta publicacion es un resumen del Conversatorio sobre “Políticas de Cambio Climático y las Estrategias de Adaptación en los Andes: una mirada multisectorial desde las montañas”. Read this article in English here.

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Climate Change policies in the Andes

Current state of climate change policies and adaptation strategies in the Andes

A new regional study on the current state of climate change policies and adaptation strategies in the Andes shows the achievements in seven Andean countries, and raises future prospects. 

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Hacia una agenda de investigación para el monitoreo integrado de ecosistemas andinos

Esta publicacion es un resumen del Conversatorio sobre “Hacia una agenda de investigación para el monitoreo integrado de ecosistemas andinos: aportes para la sostenibilidad en escenarios de cambio ambiental”.

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Sustainable Management of Socio-Ecosystems in the Andes

This article describes the first course of the IPROMO Mountains Training Programme held in Spanish. The course was organised by CONDESAN with the support of two initiatives financed by the Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development (SDC).

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Strategy for Integrated Monitoring of High Mountain Ecosystems in Colombia (EMA)

The objective of this solution is to promote a socio-environmental and multi-scale approach for long-term monitoring of the Claro River Basin, Colombia.

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

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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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