Since 2016, the Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous (CEDIA) has held strengthening workshops on community management and management in the San Mateo, Saasa, Nueva Palestina, Betania and Sol del Oriente native communities in Ucayali. In March of this year, work began to modify and approve the statutes, as well as the creation of boards of directors.
The strengthening workshops are made up of two stages. The first corresponds to the internal aspects of a native community, that is, how it is structured and administered; as well as external aspects, which implies recognizing the public entities with which it relates in its daily life and with which it can establish alliances based on its needs and its benefit.
In the second stage, specific aspects related to xxxxx are worked on, such as the modification and updating of the communal statutes. CEDIA has identified gaps in these communal management instruments and has determined the need to include some aspects in accordance with the Civil Code and the Law of Native Communities; The modifications are then raised in assembly and once approved by the community, the respective documentation is presented to the National Superintendency of Public Registries (SUNARP) to obtain the registration of the Statute.
In the case of the Nueva Betania native community, the modification of its Statute has been registered with SUNARP and it is already published. Nueva Palestina and Saasa already have their Statutes approved and are in the process of being registered in public registries. In the cases of San Mateo and Sol de Oriente, the second stage of the strengthening workshops is about to begin.
One of the main lines of work of CEDIA is the strengthening of community organization, based on this it is considered that strengthening the capacities of native communities on the management and management of their community is crucial because instruments such as statutes establish rights and obligations of those who belong to the community, how decisions will be made and how the community should organize itself to establish relationships with other actors, such as state entities, and thus be able to establish agreements that benefit them.