Constructing strategic multi-level and multi-actor alliances

INECC established a multi-actor alliance with public as well as private institutions at different governance levels, from federal to local. It was this alliance that could facilitate the effective functioning of the four other building blocks of this solution, especially through institutional support for capacity development and follow-up from experienced organizations.

Examples of this capacity development from alliance members include:

  • Literacy support for the communities – the National Institute for Adult Education (INEA), Tabasco
  • Donation of cement and bottles – Arji College, Tabasco
  • Construction of raised kitchen gardens for schools and palafitos – Centro de Información y Comunicación Ambiental de América del Norte (CICEANA)
  • Preparation of didactic materials – Centro de Educación y Capacitación para el Desarrollo Sustentable (CECADESU)
  • Design of risk maps and zonal plans focused on climate change - Universities and authorities of Tabasco
  • Open-minded government authorities;
  • Sufficient resources to enable a continuation of capacity development activities up to the point at which the community is self-organizing

It is necessary to prepare a strategy of alliance coordination and clear communication so that both alliance members and community members can understand the role of different members of the alliance that visit their zone, and know what to expect from them, as well as how to collaborate with them.