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CUMPANAMA': PROGETTO INTERCULTURALE E PRODUTTIVO NEL BACINO IDROGRAFICO DEL FIUME PARANAPURA

Peru

Initiative timeframe: 2009/2015

Total initiative costs

€ 899,826.0
Reparted as
  • Loans -
  • Grants € 899,826.0

Status

90 Complete
90%

Peru


Location

District of Balsapuerto, Province of Alto Amazonas, Loreto Region

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The purpose of this project was to improve the indigenous Shawi community life quality and to recover their ancestral culture in the Alto Amazonas Province. They were severely threaten by environmental degradation and loss of cultural identity. The project duration was of three years. The specific objective of the project was to empower people in order to affect governance process and to play a role in the local development management of Paranapura River. The expected results of the project were: - Improving Shawi people diet, due to greater food availability generated by agricultural-fish breeding families; - Improving Shawi people health conditions, due to the rescue and promotion of Indigenous people’ ancestral medical practices; - Improving Shawi people economic conditions, due to the incomes raised from promotion of green local economy and indigenous tourism. read more close

Main outcome

Strengthening Indigenous people’ organization skills in order to affect governance process and to play a role in the local development management of Paranapura River

Initiative data

Initiative number 009124
Purpose Democratic participation and civil society
Sector I.5.a. Government & Civil Society-general, Total

Subjects

Agency MAE - Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo
Counterpart authority -
Representative felice.longobardi@esteri.it
Other financiers Terra Nuova

Beneficiaries

7800 people of 30 Shawi communities of Balsapuerto District and 1200 people of Munichis community in the Province of Alto

Beneficiaries of which females 50.0%
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The project implementation coincided with a campaign of persecution against local Shamans

The persecution campaign had strong consequences in the project component of intercultural health

Actions taken

There was a reduction of activities in the intercultural health component of the project in favour of activities in the productive component.

The main problem was the high staff turnover due to the lack of adaptation to Amazon jungle

The high staff turnover caused delays in the project implementation

Actions taken

Staff training was a permanent project activity with senior and new team members

The main problem was the high staff turnover due to the lack of adaptation to Amazon jungle

The high staff turnover caused delays in the project implementation

Actions taken

Staff training was a permanent project activity with senior and new team members

The project implementation coincided with a campaign of persecution against local Shamans

The persecution campaign had strong consequences in the project component of intercultural health

Actions taken

There was a reduction of activities in the intercultural health component of the project in favour of activities in the productive component.

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Status Completed
Type Contributions
Procedure Call for Proposal
Procurement notice -