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Indigenous Peoples, Renewable Energy and Climate Change [NDF C20]

Photo: GOAL
Post-harvest grain bank in Tolupan village
Photo: Aage Jorgensen
Solar energy sytem in Lenca community.
Photo: Aage Jorgensen
Water harvesting system in La Mosquitia.
Map by Forests of the World
Honduras: National forest cover, indigenous territories and protected areas
Photo: Forests of the World
Vegetables from community garden
Photo: GOAL
Hanging bridge across river in La Mosquitia
Photo: GOAL
Cocoa harvest
29.03.2019
The overall objective is to increase the capacity of indigenous peoples and afro-descendants groups to tackle climate change, secure civil society monitoring of climate change obligations, and provide renewable energy solutions to local communities.

Honduras
Indigenous Peoples, Renewable Energy and Climate Change
Ref: NDF C20

EUR 3.5 million
Project period: 2012 - 2018
Partner agency: Inter-American Development Bank

Objectives

The overall objective is to increase the capacity of indigenous peoples and afro-descendants groups to tackle climate change, secure civil society monitoring of climate change obligations, and provide renewable energy solutions to local communities and their productive enterprises. This will contribute to reducing vulnerability, adapting to climate change and saving GHG emissions.

The project was restructured in 2015-16 and the following five components were implemented:

a) Improving productive forest coverage under agroforestry systems in the Miskito, Pech, Tawahka and Tolupan Communities

b) Ecological restoration, renewable energy, irrigation and protected agriculture in Nahua, Tolupan, and Lenca communities
 
c) Save the Planet Initiative: An Education Pilot Project on Climate Change for Indigenous and Afro-Honduran communities
 
d) Agroforestry, bird watching and protection of watersheds in Garifuna and Tolupan communities
 
e) Renewable energy, natural resources management and small-scale infrastructure in Lenca communties
 

Financing

Total cost EUR 3.5 million. The total budget for the Program is EUR 12.35 million.

NDF Contact

Program Manager Aage Jorgensen
Telephone +358 10 618 002

More information:
 
Video documentation from activities under Component C:
 
 
 

Video documentation from activities under Component A: