The Instituto de Montaña (Mountain Institute) works hand-in-hand with mountain communities to address their most critical challenges. Our work revolves around three central themes: sustainable economic development in the mountains, conservation of mountain environments, and support for mountain cultures. Since our founding, we have listened to the people who know mountains best — those who live in mountains — and we help identify and implement solutions to the challenges that threaten their livelihoods, local ecosystems, and the natural and spiritual resources that benefit us all.
The US-based non-profit, The Mountain Institute (TMI), was the original home of Instituto de Montaña. Since 1996, The Instituto de Montaña has focused exclusively on the challenges faced by remote communities in the Andes Mountains and the fragile environments that surround them. We design solutions in partnership with local communities to meet their unique needs. We’re making a real difference in people’s lives in some of the most remote and threatened places on the planet. One of our key programs helps communities to become more resilient in the face of climate change using nature-based (EbA) solutions.