Capitalizing Experiences on Territorial Governance Book Presentation

Servindi, 24 september, 2020.- On Friday, September 25, the book «La esencia de nuestra existencia hasta que el sol se apague. Experiencias y aprendizajes en gobernanza territorial indígena en la Amazonía» (“The essence of our existence until the sun goes out. Experiences and learnings in indigenous territorial governance in the Amazon”) will be presented on a virtual panel.

The virtual panel will highlight the importance of indigenous territorial governance as a key and strategic factor for the resistance and indigenous peoples’ good living.

Likewise, it will value indigenous territorial governance as a foundation for the conservation of biodiversity and the fight against the climate crisis.

The 200-page book contains 64 capitalization forms, from 22 Amazonian leaders from Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, where significant learnings from indigenous leaders and technicians are collected.

The text is the result of the application of a methodology called “capitalization of experiences” created by Pierre de Zutter three decades ago, which, nonetheless, confirms its enormous usefulness and validity for indigenous leaders.

The book is part of the activities of the Forest Trends Capacity Building Program on Indigenous Territorial Governance, sponsored by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and the Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI).

After the presentation, on Friday, September 25, the book will be released for free download and dissemination on the internet.

The presentation will take place on Friday, September 25, at 16:00 UTC (Peru, Ecuador, Colombia time) via Facebook Fanpage and Servindi’s YouTube channel.

The panelists

The virtual panel will have the participation of Gregorio Mirabal, Head of the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA), Alberto Chirif, Peruvian anthropologist and Shapion Noningo, Secretary of the Autonomous Territorial Government of the Wampis Government (GTANW).

Likewise, co-authors, Leydi Burbano, from the Quillasinga people, in Colombia, and Haroldo Salazar, from the Ashaninka people, in Peru will attend.

Chris Van Dam, rural sociologist and leader of the Capacity Building Program on Indigenous Territorial Governance in the Forest Trends’ Communities and Territorial Governance Initiative, will also participate.


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