Funded project

"Nampitsi" - Recovery of ancestral knowledge to take care of forests


The jungle and its resources represent for the 7 beneficiary communities of the project, the provision of all the necessary inputs for their survival and the supply of fundamental ecosystem services. But climate change is impacting communities, affecting their food security, with high pressure on forest resources: degraded biodiversity, limited access to quality water and fish due to river pollution.

Funded thanks to:
  • Donors
  • Total raised
    • Repsol clients 1.290€
  • Direct beneficiaries 36

    Those people who have naturally benefited from the project's interventions.

  • Indirect beneficiaries 3.138

    Those identifiable people who will potentially recieve an effect from the project's activities.



  • Materials 1.289€
  • Total 1.289€


The project is being carried out in the Atalaya province, in the Amazon region of Peru, to improve the living conditions and development of the Native Communities of the lower Urubamba River basin. There are seven communities: Aerija, Santa Rosa de Laulate, Santa Elena, Libertad de Pucani, Nueva Italia Rima, Huao and Sapani.

The objective is to rescue and revalue the cultural traditions and ancestral knowledge of these native communities of the Yines and Asháninka ethnic groups, for their adaptation to climate change in such a way that they can improve their conditions.

The project involves the collection and elaboration of indigenous stories in indigenous languages ​​by the women members of the committees of artisan mothers and their families, including their children of school age. And the training of women, children, young people and parents by putting into value with stories the application of ancestral knowledge in the sustainable management of natural resources and the forest as a strategic factor in adaptation and resilience to change climate.

Subsequently, the knowledge rescued in the management of family agroforestry systems will be applied, promoting the use of this knowledge in the training programs on Sustainable Production and Food Security (vegetable gardens, raising of Amazonian and farm animals, handicrafts, cassava) and in the implementation of reforestation systems of species with timber, environmental and medicinal value to protect and recover the biodiversity and hydrological services of the forest of the communities.

Likewise, in the environmental education program, with the existing environmental brigades at the NOPOKI University, which CESAL supports, the promotion of forest conservation will be worked on by children and young people from the 7 communities, disseminating stories and comic strips. It is proposed to encourage the participation of associations of parents of families (APAFAS) of the schools of the communities, in the campaigns to reforest the educational institutions and in the Biodiversity Space VIVERO COMUNAL (medicinal and ornamental crops, timber, vegetables, citrus, fruits).


  • Training for 30 environmental university leaders that make up the Environmental Brigade and development of the Ecological Training and Environmental Care Program aimed at children of 7 educational institutions of native communities in the province of Atalaya, considering the ancestral knowledge for adaptation to climate change.
  • Development of the Ecological Training and Environmental Care Program of the NOPOKI University, aimed at children and young people from the 7 educational institutions to make known the ancestral knowledge that allows them to use forest resources in a sustainable manner and achieve new learning. In addition, foster in them the responsibility of preservation and conservation of our ecology and environment: the implementation of training modules will be 50% theoretical and 50% practical field activities. For this reason, the methodology will be educational, dynamic and participatory, 24 hours: 12 academic hours and 12 hours of practice.
  • In this activity, seedling kits will be available for the school's arborization campaign.
  • Implementation of the dissemination plan of ancestral knowledge for the adaptation to climate change of women and indigenous populations through training programs in Sustainable Production and Food Security in the 7 Native Communities to 150 women and dissemination of stories and comic strips to 500 people .
  • In this activity there will be craft kits, one for each community.

Who will benefit?

People from the 7 native communities belong to the Ashaninka and Yine ethnic groups. They will receive training on ancestral knowledge that will help them to preserve the environment through the different activities of the program.

Project objectives

Protect and recover the forest.

Rescue and revalue the cultural traditions and ancestral knowledge of seven native communities of the Yines and Asháninka ethnic groups in Peru, for their adaptation to climate change in such a way that they can improve their conditions.

Increase the income of the communities through a sustainable use of the forest.


CESAL cumpre integralmente os 9 Princípios de Transparência e Boas Práticas analisados pela Lealtad Foundation

Fundacion Lealtad

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