Indigenous presence

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For the first time in the COP’s history, indigenous peoples from several regions of Peru and the world were represented by members of their communities. Not only their participation had an outstanding presence and welcoming, but also indigenous representatives had spaces such as the Indigenous Auditorium, the Maloca and a space for a craft show.

Among the results, the presence of representatives from 32 indigenous communities stands out. Furthermore, the Awajun, Kichwa, Lamista, Ashaninka, Nomatsiguenga, Yanesha and Matsiguenga ethnic groups, from the San Martin, Amazonas, Pasco, Cusco and Junin departments, signed an Agreement with the National Program for Forest Conservation of the Ministry of the Environment.

Under such agreement, native communities and the Forest Program agreed to work together, implementing an “Investment Plan” that comprises forest-friendly sustainable productive activities, strengthening communal surveillance, satisfying peoples’ basic needs (food security, health and intellectual education) and improving the management capacity of the community.

On the other hand, the Interethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Rainforest (AIDESEP), signed an Agreement with the Forest and Wildlife Resources Control Agency (OSINFOR), under which the Amazon indigenous populations will improve and strengthen their environmental resources management and surveillance capacities.

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