Case study 9 – “Practice-based learning” to create resilient communities in Nicaragua

The advance of the agricultural frontier and inadequate agricultural practices have contributed to environmental degradation in the sub-watersheds of the Tapacalí and Inalí rivers in the department de Madriz, Nicaragua. Meanwhile, a lack of knowledge and environmental awareness increases the communities’ vulnerability to socio-natural threats. Addressing that vulnerability through an innovative approach that integrates disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and ecosystem management and restoration (DRR/CCA/EMR), the Part-ners for Resilience (PfR) implemented the “practice-based learning” modality in their Learning Schools and Field Schools Program.
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