STRENGTHEN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES TO FACE THE CLIMATE CRISIS
ONAMIAP and Cool Earth sign Inter-institutional Cooperation Agreement
On Monday, April 24, La Organización Nacional de Mujeres Indígenas Andinas y Amazónicas del Perú (The National Organization of Andean and Amazonian Indigenous Women of Peru) (ONAMIAP) and Cool Earth signed an inter-institutional cooperation agreement to articulate efforts and resources that will contribute to the strengthening of autonomy, the protection of territories, the participation of women, and the resilience of Indigenous communities in the face of the climate crisis.
This agreement was signed by the president of ONAMIAP, Ketty Marcelo, and the country director of Cool Earth in Peru and Head of Programmes, Isabel Felandro, to find local solutions for adaptation and mitigation against climate change from Indigenous peoples.
Both representatives agreed on the need to plan activities with a territorial approach, recognising the social dynamics of the communities, the autonomy and self-determination of Indigenous peoples and the importance of including and uplifting women’s voices.
In this way, ONAMIAP and Cool Earth will work on the design and planning of activities aimed at families and communities to contribute to the construction of changes to achieve climate justice.
Who are ONAMIAP?
The Organización Nacional de Mujeres Indígenas Andinas y Amazónicas del Perú (ONAMIAP) was born on November 25, 2009, the International Day against Violence against Women, as a result of a long process of training, debate and articulation between sisters from different regions. Our founding congress was held with great joy and served as a space to strengthen our ties and make the decision to establish ourselves as an organization where native women can express our voices, which for many years were silent and invisible.