As part of the activities prior to the VIII Panamazonic Social Forum (FOSPA), the Meeting of Researchers will be held on April 26 and 27 in auditorium 7, at the Faculty of Agrarian Sciences of the National University of San Martín in Tarapoto, from the 9 am until 6 pm approximately. Admission is free and will have the participation of renowned researchers from the Peruvian Amazon such as Alberto Chirif and Luisa Elvira Belaúnde; to these are added the presentations of four specialists from the Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous (CEDIA) with extensive experience in that region.
The program consists of two central themes: Language, Identity and Heritage (April 26) and Problems and Alternatives for the Amazon (April 27). On the first day of the Researchers' Meeting, three tables will be presented whose themes are "New Amazonian Voices", "Indigenous knowledge: contributions from traditional medicine" and "Amazonian cultural heritage, education and memory".
The second day consists of four tables in which CEDIA specialists will present. The first will be on "Territoriality: capitalist model, threats and struggles in the Amazon", in which the Mg. Luis Trevejo Loayza, North Regional Director of CEDIA, who will explain territorial security and local governance as inputs for the adaptive management of natural resources in native communities. The second table will address "State policies: consequences for the Amazon"; will feature the presentation of the Anthrop. Lelis Rivera Chávez, Executive Director of CEDIA, which will be linked to the Territoriality of indigenous peoples: Regional competences and national obstacles; new ways to evade the law that recognizes customary rights over communal territories. The central theme of the third table will be "Communities: conceptual and legal relevance" and that of the fourth table "Concrete alternatives for the preservation of the territory and the forest".
In the latter, the Mg. Dani Rivera, Director of Projects and Monitoring of CEDIA, whose presentation will highlight the differences between tax conservation and participatory conservation. Likewise, the Anthrop. David Rivera, in charge of Capacity Building at CEDIA, will explain to us about the link that exists between indigenous peoples in isolation and Protected Natural Areas.
Subsequently, from April 28 to May 1, CEDIA representatives will share their experiences and provide contributions in the 9 spaces for dialogue and debate of the VIII FOSPA, whose central themes are: Territoriality and Care of nature's assets.
Download the Program of the Meeting of Researchers here.
To learn more about the program of activities, visit the website of the VIII Panamazonic Social Forum here.