From October 31 to November 13 of this year specialists from the Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous (CEDIA) traveled to 16 native communities, located in the lower part of the Ucayali and Tapiche rivers of the Jenaro Herrera, Saquena districts and Requena in the department of Loreto, to carry out workshops on community organizational strengthening and preparation of the first stage of the Life Plan called “Diagnosis of community capitals”.
Each community was visited for approximately 3 days. The communities visited were: Francisco Bolognesi, Villa Nueva Reforma, Nueva Unión, Belén de Urco, Avanzada Progreso, Yarina, San Vicente, Luciana, San Antonio, Santa Rosa, August 11, Nuevo Huacarayco, Cedro Isla, Pumacahua, San Gerardo, New Aucayacu, Yanallpa.
In each of these communities, training workshops were developed, where the central agenda was related to the management of communal management instruments - statute, community register or minute book-, how an assembly is organized, what are the functions of the members of the Board of Directors, among others. This is so that both managers and community members have sufficient capacities to adequately manage and govern their community.
The participation of the community members has been effective; Furthermore, they showed considerable interest in the aforementioned topics, since they indicated that until that moment they knew very little about these management instruments and how they allow them to better organize them. Likewise, the process of preparing Life Plans for said communities began through a “capital diagnosis” that includes various aspects of the reality of community life.
This activity has been carried out within the framework of the Project "Building durable conservation areas and strengthening the governance of the Yavari-Samiria mosaic" and giving specific attention to its first component "Native, peasant communities and mestizo settlements around the Matsés National Reserve are physically and legally cleaned up by the State ”. This project is financed by the cooperating entity Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.