People with strengthened climate resilience and reduced vulnerabilities
In fiscal years 2015-20
CARE Ecuador integrates resilience to climate change and disasters as an approach to build resilient communities, with a particular focus on women and girls. CARE Ecuador works to help the most vulnerable populations adapt to the impacts of climate change.
CARE Ecuador also works with female agro-ecological producers to implement climate change adaptation techniques. Conservation and alternative financial mechanisms based on local public policy for small local governments has also been implemented to improve the management and conservation in water recharge zones that are potentially impacted by climate change at more than 4000 meters above sea level.
Regarding disaster risk reduction, CARE Ecuador works to promote good practices to protect the environment to reduce the impact of floods, landslides, vector borne diseases, and more. Community Committees on Disaster Risk Management are created (under national regulation) to promote good practices at the community-level, and are focused on mitigation and prevention initiatives. Furthermore, CARE trains community brigades to respond more effectively to the impact of emergencies before emergency response can come to support them.
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