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Civic Engagement Alliance (CEA) in Bolivia

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Start project:
  • 2016
Donors:
  • Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Partners:
  • Centro de Estudios Regionales de Tarija (CER-DET)

The Sustainable Chaco Program proposes a dual approach to the task of strengthening the development of indigenous people: Political empowerment as a basis to ensure the exercise of basic rights as citizens and the exercise of basic rights in a democratic framework that consolidates sustainable livelihoods. From this double perspective, it will be possible to introduce structural and permanent changes in trends of impoverishment that currently characterize the indigenous people.

The change sought is the recognition and productive empowerment of indigenous organizations in the Bolivian Chaco, as platforms to ensure the full exercise of their rights (economic, social, cultural, territorial and environmental).

In the Chaco, problems of access to land and unsustainable management of natural resources are evident. In addition, indigenous people have little use of their land, weak political participation, often lack knowledge/techniques to optimize their resources, and live in very adverse conditions (lack of water, lack of basic services, supplies and inadequate tools). All of the above causes low volumes of food as weak public policy exacerbates their vulnerability. This also generates prejudice in urban society about indigenous culture and economy.

In recent years, agricultural and livestock initiatives have reached a higher degree of importance and dedication within indigenous families, and it has become evident that the recovery of land per se is not enough, so sustainable management is required to ensure welfare.

Indigenous people seek to ensure diversified ecological management and subsistence production to a lesser extent of small indigenous producers families that strive to produce, add value to their products and transform them to market products.

Indigenous people and small farmers of the Chaco are often forgotten by public policies in Bolivia and Paraguay. Therefore, government institutions and public policy measures are absent or inaccessible. Access to basic rights such as life, land, culture, language, food and water are also limited.

Strengthening Independent Media in Latin America

We seek to balance the relationships of power and media presence in the region's communications. The project seeks ...

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  • 2016
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Amaranth Development

Amaranth production with responsible management and marketing of amaranth in differentiated domestic and external markets, in order to ...

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Project started:
  • 2014
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Renew Thinking and Practices of Rural Development

With this initiative, ICCO Cooperation and the Institute for Rural Development in South America (IPDRS) propose an innovative, ...

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  • 2016
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