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Currently we have a permanent general coordinator, who oversees the development of small consultation projects, studies, and trainings. As well we have the support of a general administrative assistant and a half-time employee. Finally, 3 other people provide occasional technical assistance in the development of projects.
In terms of material and organizational assets, we have a small office (that, given our financial situation, occupies the same space we live in) equipped with 3 computers; Internet; fax; audiovisual equipment and an old work vehicle (model 1973 VW safari).
Our office has an enormous and richly endowed library, including books, pamphlets, films, documentaries, as well as virtual materials related to the technical, legal, and social topics we have worked on over our 17 years of existence (Chimalapas, Lacandon Jungle, Montes Azules, Agroecology, Agroforestry, Ecotechnologies, Sylvo-Culture, Biodiversity, Community and Alternative Nutrition and Health, Environmental Regulation, Methodology of Investigation-Action, Geographic Information Systems [GIS] and Indigenous and Human Rights, among others).
We are always in need of funds, most importantly for institutional development, so we can expand our infrastructure and organizational capacity, enabling us to implement already planned projects, as well as continue to strengthen our current efforts to distribute information about biodiversity, strategic natural resources, and the rights of Indigenous and campesino communities.
Projects currently in need of financial support
- “Education, training, and outfitting of communities to prevent and combat forest fires in the surrounding areas of the Lacantún and Montes Azules Reserves of Chiapas”.
- “Education and training in Community Health (Nutrition/Composting Toilets/Stoves) in the surrounding areas of the Lacantún and Montes Azules Reserves of Chiapas”.
- “Process of Community-based Environmental Regulation in the Huitepec Community Ecological Reserve of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas”.
- “Agroecology, Nutrition, and Community Health in displaced indigenous groups of Chiapas”
- “Support, monitoring and management of 5 community plans for comprehensive development (in keeping with Community-based Environmental Regulation)”.
- “Advocacy and training on the Comprehensive Rights of Indigenous Peoples in two strategic bioregions (The Chimalapas Jungle of Oaxaca and the Lacandon Jungle of Chiapas)”.
- “Community-based Tourism: Nature and Social Reality (The Chimalapas Jungle of Oaxaca and the Lacandon Jungle of Chiapas)”.
As an established, interdisciplinary technical team with 16 years of experience of work in the field and committed advocacy with indigenous and rural communities, our NGO offers:
Consulting and Assistance
Training and Education
Studies and Diagnostics
In each and every of the following lines of work.