 Protecting forests: Indigenous Peoples, forest policies and REDD+


Facing the advance of deforestation in Peru, the State has promoted processes to strengthen forest management. The Ministry of Environment has identified that the implementation of policies to reduce deforestation requires enabling conditions such as land use planning, control and surveillance measures, allocation of rights and improving governance. Our project seeks to integrate the agenda of indigenous peoples as part of these changes in forest management creating meeting spaces between their organizations and the Government, taking into account this new scenario in which Peru is receiving resources from international cooperation and taking it as an opportunity to further strengthen their effective participation in the process of designing and implementing policies that affect their territories.

Status: Ongoing
Term: 2016 - 2020.
Supported by: Rainforest Foundation Norway - RFN.

Promoting participation in the South American Council of Infrastructure and Planning (COSIPLAN) Unasur 

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International spaces such as UNASUR, and BNDES institutions increasingly influence decisions on large infrastructure projects and energy impacts in the Amazon. We want these decisions to be made with adequate transparency policies and social and environmental safeguards with appropriate standards that allow effective citizen participation to ensure a South American integration that respects the rights of local populations.

Status: Ongoing
Term: 2016 - 2020
Supported by: Rainforest Foundation Norway - RFN

Prior consultation in international spaces

participación unasurThe objective of this project is to strengthen the advocacy processes of indigenous organizations in international decision-making spaces in order to ensure that these also have mechanisms for implementation of the right to prior consultation.

-Status: Ongoing
-Term: 2015 - 2016
-Supported by: IBIS Dinamarca


Transparency and safeguards in the National Economic and Social Development Bank of Brazil - BNDES

Créditos: Agencia Andina

The purpose of this project is to expand the capacity to influence social movements, indigenous organizations and civil society through the promotion of a model of transparent and participatory management in the BNDES and the portfolio of IIRSA / COSIPLAN projects.

-Status: Done
-Term: 2014 - 2015
-Supported by: Open Society Foundations - OSI




Financing the fight against climate change

img_qhacemos_L_full - copiaThe negotiations that resulted in the signing of the Paris Agreement, after the COP21, have allowed countries like Peru to benefit from funds provided by developed countries to combat climate change. We seek to make the implementation of these funds respond to climatic and economic needs of indigenous peoples, fighting against climate change with governance and full participation of civil society.

-Status: Ongoing
-Term: 2015 - 2016
-Supported by: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation