The construction of the Misicuni dam in Cochabamba led to the displacement and resettlement of indigenous communities living in the catchment area of the dam. In order to mitigate this issue, the Inter American Development Bank decided to implement a series of compensation projects whose environmental baseline compensation should be determined. These projects include the definition of touristic routes, the construction of greenhouses, the construction of fish farms, new houses, afforestation, etc.
The overall objective of the project is complete and strengthen measures to mitigate the environmental impacts of the compensation projects, and thus improve the living conditions of the local population that has been displaced and assuring the environmental sustainability of the projects and of the Misicuni Dam. The project includes the implementation of community development programs and social participation as well as the design and implementation of training programs so that local population can monitor the environmental baseline indicators.
- Number of compensation projects included 8
- Indigenous population: 3.000
- Dam Misicuni: Height: 120 meters
- Capacity: 180 million cubic meters of water
- Extension of 460 hectares.