Posted on 09/20/2019
Iquitos. With the aim of strengthening the relations of mutual collaboration and cooperation between the Regional Management of Indigenous Affairs (GRAI) of Loreto and the Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous (CEDIA), a Letter of Understanding of Inter-institutional Cooperation was signed that will allow the coordination and articulate efforts in favor of the protection of Indigenous Peoples in Isolation and Initial Contact (PIACI), as well as the defense of their rights and the development with identity of the indigenous peoples of the region.
Omar Arévalo, manager of the GRAI highlighted the importance of having institutions that add to the work that the Regional Government of Loreto (GOREL) has been doing for the improvement of the indigenous communities of Loreto. For his part, Lelis Rivera, executive director of CEDIA, emphasized the 26 years of inter-institutional ties that have allowed support to the native and peasant riverside populations.
This letter, which is valid for one year, will strengthen the GRAI on the issues of CEDIA's work related to legal physical sanitation, the strengthening of community organization, preparation of life plans, management plans and relationship with Protected Natural Areas, among others.
The agreements also include support for the implementation of the so-called PIACI Loreto Table., space for dialogue between GOREL, the Ministry of Culture (MINCUL), indigenous federations, provincial municipalities and civil society to adopt measures and mechanisms for the protection of the PIACI.
 Regional Transectorial Technical Commission for the Protection and Defense of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Isolation and Initial Contact (PIACI) in the Department of Loreto, created by Regional Ordinance No. 011-2018-GRL / CR.