CONDESAN - Consortium for Sustainable Development of the Andean Ecoregion is an environmental NGO based in Peru with a subsidiary office in Ecuador, with 25 years of experience working in the Andean region. CONDESAN's institutional core is the generation of knowledge and information, with an integrated approach, to inform decision-making processes relevant to the sustainable management of natural resources at the local, national, and regional levels, as well as to promote science-policy dialogue. The initiatives led by CONDESAN involve a wide network of partners in the Andean region, encompassing more than 60 organizations (research centers, NGOs, governments) through collaborative mechanisms, such as regional monitoring networks, the establishment of consortia for inter-institutional collaboration and agreements for project implementation. Over the last ten years, recognizing that there was an important knowledge gap on Andean ecosystems, CONDESAN has coordinated two regional networks, GLORIA-Andes and the Andean Forest Network that focus on the generation of information and knowledge gained from the long-term monitoring of Andean ecosystems. We are also currently supporting as facilitators the consolidation of a Network of Socio-Ecological Mountain Observatories across the Andes (ROSA).
CONDESAN acts as the Technical Secretariat of the Andean Mountain Initiative (IAM, https://iam-andes.org) and cooperates with the ministries of the environment and the foreign offices of the Andean countries, supporting the development of regional and national-level policy tools to implement sustainable management activities. All of this information has been translated into experience exchange and regional training courses (e.g. IPROMO Latin-América course) to promote more integrated approaches to sustainable management of landscapes and socio-ecosystems designed for the technical staff of national and subnational government agencies and practitioners from NGOs and civil society organizations.
Prof. Dr. Luis Daniel Llambí (Andean Coordinator, Adaptation at Altitude Programme)
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