CARE Peru contributes to building resilient territories by strengthening climate change adaptation and mitigation. This work is done within the framework of nationally determined contributions (NDC), combining the ancestral knowledge of families and communities with technical and scientific information. The aim of such strategy is to increase the resilience and the well-being of the population, while simultaneously increasing climate justice and gender equality.

CARE Peru’s intervention is multi-scale, covering territories and landscapes in coastal areas, high Andean areas and the Amazonia, and associates a wide range of stakeholders: generating alliances and strategic connections with different public and private actors.

  • High Andean Areas: Adaptation and risk management actions are helping to build a dynamic local economy, reduce risks and enhance food security with a strong focus on supporting sustainable water management systems. Actions includes strengthening water governance and value chains, the development of the first early warning system in real time against floods, strengthening of leaders, and scientific research and monitoring of glaciers.
  • Amazonian Territories: CARE Peru promotes the conservation of landscapes and ecosystems based on the sustainable management of common goods and natural infrastructures in collective territories. To improve the health and nutrition of native communities, CARE works with them to improve the quality of water for consumption and strengthen the different governance schemes supported by territorial agreements. In dispersed communities, CARE supports the search for technological alternatives for access to drinking water.
  • Coastal Areas: CARE Peru has developed different initiatives in desert ecosystems, wetlands and marine-coastal ecosystems, seeking to promote the management and efficient use of water and sanitation, health prevention due to sensitive diseases, risk management in the face of El Niño, fisheries governance, training in financial management for women, and strengthening of livelihoods.