As told by Milagros Romero, TRUEPATH project team member.
At the beginning of December 2020 the TRUEPATH team and its partner Centro Humboldt implemented a workshop with community climate observers to collectively analyse the rainy season and its
implications for productive activities in the study zone.
Due to the COVID pandemic, the workshops were held in two separate small groups, maintaining all security measures. In these, the team addressed the impact of the two hurricanes, Eta and Iota, that hit Nicaragua in October and November and caused severe damage in the the territory.
It is worth noting that during the hurricanes the WhatsApp group of the network of weather observers
was an excellent platform to communicate useful information about prevention and protection
Based on the preliminary results of different workshops, such as the photography-based participatory
exercise, the participatory mapping exercise, the Territorial Development Pathways Course for local
actors, and other reflection platforms, the TRUEPATH team selected a set of statements with different
perspectives on the dynamics of the territory and its socio-ecological consequences to develop the Q
methodology. The Q method was conducted the first week of December with people from different
communities and organizations from the study area.