Iquitos. The Tapiche-Ucayali Fighting Committee, which represents 17 communities in the province of Requena, carried out the “Presentation of the Life Plans of the communities of the Tapiche and Bajo Ucayali rivers”, in order to present to the authorities regional communities of Loreto the needs and demands of these communities. This was carried out on September 26, 2018, in the facilities of the main auditorium of the Regional Government of Loreto (GOREL).
The Tapiche-Ucayali Fighting Committee is made up of Ángel Jaba from the Bellavista CN, Josué Cueva from the Villa Nueva Reforma CN, Percy Flores from the Yanallpa CN, Román Rengifo from the Yarina del Tapiche CN, Tisve Chávez from the Eleven de Agosto CN , Jorge del Aguila from CN San Antonio, Pablo Grandez from CN Yanallpa, Juan Gongoro from CN Cedro Isla and Antonio Grandez from CN Luciana. This Committee was created to articulate and manage efforts with the regional offices of Loreto and other state institutions in order to meet the demands of the 17 communities present at the event.
Members of the Tapiche-Ucayali Fight Committee.
The development of the Life Plans is the product of a process of technical support and organizational strengthening that the Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous (CEDIA) has been carrying out with the community members, this is carried out within the framework of the project «Building Areas of Sustainable Conservation and Strengthening of Governance in the Yavarí-Samiria Mosaic, Loreto, Peru ”, funded by the Moore Foundation. It should be noted that at the regulatory level, there is already Regional Ordinance No. 018-2018-GRL-CR, which declares the Life Plan of regional interest and formalizes it as a management and strategic planning instrument in the region.
Moisés Panduro, Regional Manager of Loreto commented on the importance of these management instruments: “Life Plans mean that each town can define where it wants to go in the coming years, it is no longer a personal issue, it is a collective work, it means drawing a north"
The main demands
Members of the Tapiche - Ucayali Fighting Committee emphasized the need to improve the educational service due to the absence of teachers from educational centers, with minors of school age being the most affected by it. They also asked that the inspection processes for the use of natural resources be improved. Such is the case of the cochas, where they seek the protection of these against the predation of outsiders.
Tisve Chávez, representative of the Once de Agosto Native Community commented that it is necessary for the authorities to visit and learn about their communities: “we don't have water, we don't have electricity, we need health brigades to send us ", he referred.
Tisve Chávez, representative of the Once de Agosto Native Community.
The commitments of regional institutions
Upon completion of the process of socialization of the demands and activities contemplated in the Life Plans of the communities, the attending regional directorates assumed the commitment to meet with the Tapiche - Ucayali Fighting Committee to generate agreements and commitments that facilitate joint work.
The Regional Directorate of Education (DRE), Regional Directorate of Health (DIRESA), Regional Directorate of Tourism (DIRCETURA), Regional Directorate of Transport and Communication (DRTC), Regional Directorate of Energy and Mines (DREM) joined the meeting agenda ), Regional Production Directorate (DIREPRO), Loreto Regional Agrarian Directorate (DRAL), Regional Environmental Authority (ARA), Qaliwarma Program, Cooperation Fund for Social Development (FONCODES), Disconcerted Directorate of Culture and National Scholarship Program and Educational Credit (PRONABEC).
Members of the Tapiche-Ucayali Fighting Committee coordinating with the regional authorities of Loreto.
The 17 communities that participated in this activity are: CN Avanzada Progreso-Río Tapiche, CN Villa Nueva Reforma-Rio Tapiche, CN Bolognesi- Río Tapiche, CN Nueva Unión- Río Tapiche, CN Yarina del Tapiche, CN Luciana- Río Ucayali, CN San Antonio-Rio Ucayali, CN Santa Rosa- Río Ucayali, from the district of Requena; CN Eleven de Agosto- Río Ucayali, CN Yanallpa- Río Ucayali, CN Mateo Pumacahua- Río Ucayali, CN Cedro Isla-Rio Ucayali, from the Jenaro Herrera district; CN Nuevo Huacarayco- Río Ucayali, from the Saquena district; CN Bellavista, CN Nuestra Señora de Fátima, CN Monte Alegre and CN Limón Cocha of the Alto Tapiche district.
Representatives of the 17 communities of the Tapiche and Bajo Ucayali rivers.