From July 11 to 25 of this year, specialists from the Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous (CEDIA) traveled to 15 native communities, 14 Kichwa and 01 Sequoia, located in the upper part of the Napo River in the department of Loreto, to carry out workshops on community organizational strengthening and preparation of the first stage of the Life Plan.
Each community was visited for approximately 3 days. The Kichwa communities visited were: Dos Fronteras, San Juan de Miraflores, Segundo San Juan, Vencedores, Torres Causana, Cedro Isla, Urpi Isla, Tempestad, Pinduyacu, Yarina Llacta, Tupac Amaru, Chingana and Santa María. The Estirón de Santa María and Vencedor native communities were also visited, the latter belonging to the Secoya indigenous people, located in the Santa María stream, a tributary of the Napo River.
In each of these communities, training workshops were developed, where the central agenda was related to the management of community 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 and 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.
This activity has been carried out within the framework of the Project "Expansion of the Airo Pai Communal Reserve for the Protection and Sustainable Conservation of the Complex of ANPs of Güeppí - Peru" and giving specific attention to its second component "Organizational strengthening of native communities around the complex of protected natural areas of Güeppí for communal management and life plans ”. This project is financed by the cooperating entity Rainforest Trust; to know more information about it between here.