May 9, 2018.- From April 18 to May 7 of this year, the Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous (CEDIA) held workshops on community organizational strengthening in 14 native communities, 13 belonging to the Kichwa indigenous people and 1 to the Sequoia , located in the Napo river basin in the department of Loreto.
Topics related to the elaboration of communal statutes and life plans were developed. Likewise, the functions of the Local and Regional Governments and the Central Government were explained. Communal secretaries and treasurers were also trained on their functions, as well as on updating communal boards of directors in Public Registries.
The workshops were held in the Kichwa communities Dos Fronteras, San Juan de Miraflores, Segundo San Juan, Vencedores, Torres Causano, Urpi Isla, Tempestad, Yarina Llacta, Tupac Amaru, Chingana, Santa María and Estirón de Santa María, and in the community Native Victorian redwood.
In the case of the native communities Vencedores, Vencedor and Dos Fronteras, information was also collected to develop comprehensive adaptive management plans for natural resources. These are communal plans or agreements for the proper use of the community's natural resources, by identifying the potential for taking advantage of each of the existing resources. They do not need to be approved by any institution, they only require that communal agreements be established for their use, which must be approved in a communal assembly.
These activities are part of the line of action "Community organizational strengthening" and "Sustainable economic activities" of the Project "Expansion of the Airo Pai Communal Reserve for the Protection and Sustainable Conservation of the Complex of ANPs of Güeppí - Peru", which is executed between the Napo and Putumayo river basins in Loreto and its objective is to contribute to the integral and sustainable conservation of the Güeppí ANP complex and its adjoining areas. To learn more about the project you can enter here.