About Centro Humboldt

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We are a Nicaraguan non-profit organization dedicated to promoting territorial development through the sustainable management of the Environment and natural resources. The institutional work is organized on the basis of a policy of alliances with civil society organizations and the organized bodies that constitute their counterparts, the horizontal relationships that it establishes with local groups, and the support of different sectors that share visions, principles and strategies for the solution of environmental and local problems in favor of sustainable development.
Our years of work and commitment to communities vulnerable to the effects of climate change, has allowed us to be accredited as observers of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Green Climate Fund and the Climate Investment Fund (CIF) and also of the “Program Committee of the Latin American and Caribbean region for the increase of renewable energy in low-income countries”.
In our 27 years of experience, we have encouraged the active participation of communities, strengthening their technical, organizational and management capacities, with equity; through our prioritized topics: Climate Change, Integral Risk Management, Water Resources, Extractive Activities and Sustainable Energy. We firmly believe that “Together for a Sustainable Environment” we will achieve the desired development for our Nicaragua and the world.

Prioritized topics

Water Resources

Centro Humboldt addresses this issue in accordance with the initiative “Sustainable Energy for All” (SE4ALL) of the United Nations, whose axes are: access to energy, renewable energy and efficiency; It also works on the promotion of small-scale renewable energy. To this effect, the institution conducts studies and research, facilitates capacity development processes, implements low-power energy works and formulates proposals to influence the legal framework related to the issue, at different levels (local, national, Central American and international).

Extractive activities

Our work orientation is linked to the monitoring of concessional processes and management plans and socio-environmental impacts (prioritizing protected areas), being our purpose the environmental defender and human rights.

The work is associated with the monitoring of concessional processes and management plans and socio-environmental impacts, prioritizing protected areas.

Water Resources

Centro Humboldt conducts studies and research, facilitates capacity building processes for sustainable water management at the local level, and formulates initiatives to influence the modernization of the legal framework related to the subject, and also executes water solutions.

Focus Areas:

  • Producción de agua
  • Acceso a agua
  • Monitoreo de la calidad del agua

Climate change

Centro Humboldt focuses its work on climate, adaptation and mitigation, impact on the normative framework, and climate science; On the latter, studies and research, experimentation, validation and replication processes will be carried out. The institution also assumes the role of facilitating capacity-building processes at different levels

Integral risk Management

The work is aimed at the prevention and mitigation of risks, focused on the preparation of the population at risks present in their territories and humanitarian action in disaster situations, where Centro Humboldt will play the role of humanitarian co-executor with other Partners.

Crosscutting Issues

Based on the commitment to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged populations expressed in the strategic issues that guide the interventions in terms of plans and projects, Centro Humboldt considers addressing a series of general aspects that are associated with all the institutional actions, which identify as Crosscutting Issues:

  • Genero
  • Interculturalidad
  • Intergeneracionaldad

Climate Monitoring

Centro Humboldt provides technical assistance to rural communities, identifying the impact of climate change on the livelihoods of small-scale producers.