Culture and Climate Change in Nicaragua

A bilingual photo-essay book produced by Humphrey Fellows, students and faculty of the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua at Managua (UNAN-Managua), members of the BU HHHP student internship program, and Peace Corps Volunteers.

The project was led by Assistant Director Cyrus Konstantinakos and alumnus Ricardo Mendieta (Nicaragua), with support from several members of the 2013–2014 and 2014–2015 cohorts, Jovita Tamosaityte (Lithuania/Michigan State University), Anne Howard-Tristani (the niece of Hubert Humphrey) and her daughter, Christine Tristani. 

The project was sponsored by two public Diplomacy Grants issued by the U.S. Department of State, with additional support from the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua, UNAN-Managua, Peace Corps, National Geographic Learning, and Boston University.

The Nicaraguan Ministry of Education will distribute this book to public schools throughout the country. The U.S. Embassy in Managua will use 1,500 copies in two of its educational programs, the English Access Microscholarship and College Horizons Outreach. Peace Corps Volunteers will also use the book in their English lessons.

This project has been featured on Nicaraguan televised news and in the newspapers La Prensa, Metro and El Nuevo Diario, Peace Corps Passport, and BU’s Pardee School of Global Studies.

BU Humphrey Program interns also produced two videos related to this project—a series of a participant testimonials and a documentary featuring one Nicaraguan student—his family and friends, aspirations, reasons for studying English, and reflections on this project:

Our Global Cultures–Nicaragua Project Participant Testimonials

Dany Documentary of a Student Participant, Our Global Cultures Nicaragua