Loreto. From June 08 to 10 of this year, the Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous (CEDIA) developed workshops for community organizational strengthening and the development of life plans in the Santa Rosa native community, located in the Ucayali River basin in the department of Loreto, with the participation of the entire community.
It consists of the second stage of strengthening for this community, which lasted for three days, later another visit will be made to improve the proposals and approve them in a communal assembly and thus obtain a final version of life plans. This will be presented to the representatives of the State institutions and regional and local authorities in August of this year.
At CEDIA we consider that strengthening the community organization and supporting the development of life plans is important because this way the community members can recognize their main needs and identify actions for a change, taking into account seven aspects or capitals: social, natural, financial , political, built physical, human and cultural, described in a management document so that the authorities know their needs, analyze them and include them in the participatory budgets and can carry out concrete actions in the short term from the perception and reality of the community.
This activity was carried out within the framework of the project "Building durable Conservation Areas and strengthening governance in the Yavarí-Samiria Mosaic, Loreto, Peru", through which the organizational strengthening of 12 communities has been working since November 2017. The life plans of these communities are currently in the process of validation and approval. To learn more about the project between here.