Indigenous leadership for the restoration and sustainable use of biodiversity in the Andes
Financing: IKI Small Grants
Scope: Chavín de Pariarca, localidades de San Juan de Pampas y San Martin
The project targets 150 people from farming communities in the Andean region of Huamalíes province, consisting of 90 women and 60 men. These members of the target group are each part of a household, resulting in a total of 150 families benefitting from the project, which is about 31 per cent of the total population of the Chavín de Pariarca district. The beneficiaries include 40 families in San Juan de Pampas, 20 families in San Martin and 90 families in Chavín de Pariarca.
The project aims to strengthen the capacity of local stakeholders for sustainable governance of their territories. For this, the organisation develops nine workshops for the generation of a productive ecosystem, four workshops on integrated native forest management and microclimate generation, four leadership workshops for women in governance and sustainable management of ecosystem services and four trainings in rural communication and development. Moreover, the organisation builds three forest nurseries of native species and elaborates an audio-visual material on the management of productive ecosystems by women.