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Rights of Indigenous Forest People of Mesoamerica

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Start project:
  • 2016
Donors:
  • Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Partners:
  • Asociacion de Comunidades Forestales de Peten

The Mesoamerican Alliance of People and Forests is one of the most important land rights platform of indigenous and forest dependant people in Mesoamerica. Its 10 members in 5 countries represent over 50,000 people that live in the most densely forested lands in the region. This project helps strengthen their lobby and advocacy trough capacity building for more effective actions to claim land rights as a key path to sustainable use of forests and global climate benefits.

The AMPB (for its acronym in Spanish) is a partner organization to the Communities, Territories and Climmate Program at ICCO. The AMPB evolved as a platform of indigenous territorial governments and community forestry organizations, and its 10 members in five countries: Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico, represent over 50,000 people that live on the most densely forested lands in Mesoamerica. We have been working with the leaders of AMPB and member organizations for four years, including ACOFOP in Guatemala. During these years the alliance has developed innovative governance models that vindicate the rights of indigenous and forests communities in the region, nevertheless, the alliance and its member organizations still need to build on their capacities related to the organizations and governance to strengthen their advocacy and lobby actions.

This project is implemented by the Association of Forest Communities of Peten (ACOFOP) which is part of AMPB and member of its Executive Committee. ACOFOP is a second level institution made up of 22 community organizations that perform community forestry in the Multiple Use Area of the Maya Biosphere Reserve in the department of Peten, Guatemala.

Forest Governance in REDD+ and FLEGT: Mayan Biosphere Reserve

ACOFOP is a community-based association made up of 24 peasant and forest organizations that through Good Community Forestry Management, ...

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Project started:
  • 2017
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Forest Governance Project: Mayan communities, Guatemala

The Forest Governance Project, financed by the European Union, is developed in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, by ...

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  • 2017
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Forest Governance Project: MAPF

The Forest Governance Project, funded by the European Union, is developed in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, by ...

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  • 2017
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