our strategies

Our specific strategies to accomplish this includes the following:

  • Participatory project design and execution with local actors
  • Motivate and improve the capacity of local actors to organize themselves and carry out projects that will create long-term social change
  • Seek international resources to carry out project work
  • Integrate projects across the 4 axes to create sustainable change

Our approach is part of the ongoing dialogue between various actors in the sustainable development environment.

Yanapuma Foundation
Our work is founded on the belief that the processes of globalization are inevitable. Without help indigenous cultures and communities most often end up losing control of or destroying their resource base. They lose their traditional cultural values and relationships to their environment. Thus they are drawn into a system in which they are ill-equipped to compete and are destined to remain at the bottom of the economic ladder, with under-developed infrastructure, and poor prospects for future generations. We believe that such communities have the right to maintain control of their resources and to live dignified and sustainable lives. With the right help they can develop suitable strategies and work towards a fulfilling future. But their responses need to be coordinated across all axes in order to achieve truly sustainable lives. Thus we believe it is important to support sustainable practices on multiple levels in order to present viable and holistic options.

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