The Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous (CEDIA), in coordination with the Apurímac River Ashaninka Machiguenga Organization (OARA), developed a Multicommunal Training Workshop in the Otari Native Community, located in the Pichari district, in the department of Cusco. between September 22 to 24 of this year.
62 community members participated, representing 16 native communities affiliated to OARA. The topics discussed in the Workshop were Legal Physical Sanitation of native communities, the General Assembly (Communal), the Statute, Community Management Books, Registration of Minutes and Registration Rights of native communities in the National Superintendency of Public Registries - SUNARP, Life Plans and the revaluation and importance of native products of the area for their Food Safety.
A representative of the Regional Directorate of Agriculture (DRA) Cusco indicated in the workshop, that based on the agreement signed between the DRA and CEDIA, approximately 14 native communities of the Cusco region, located in the Urubamba River and Apurímac River Basin, whose process of physical and legal reorganization began in June 2014, they will obtain their respective property titles in the coming months.
He also pointed out that during the inter-institutional relationship with CEDIA, the recognition of five new communities has been achieved, whose titling will be assumed by the “Project Land Registry, Titling and Registry of Rural Lands in Peru, Third Stage - PTRT3”.
The community members participated actively in each of the topics discussed and committed to disseminating the information collected in the workshop upon their return in each of their respective communities.
The aforementioned event is part of the strategy established by OARA with the technical support of CEDIA for the strengthening of capacities in the management of their base communities, within the framework of the Project “Landscape Restoration and Food Sovereignty in the Ashaninka and Machiguenga CCNN VRA ”, financed by Nuevo Planeta.
As a final agreement of the Multicommunal Training Workshop, it was agreed to develop a similar event in March 2018 in the Sankirosi native community. In this space, topics related to international standards for Indigenous Peoples, Leadership and community management tools such as Accounting Books and Assets Inventory will be addressed.