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Proyecto Nasa (Nasa Project)
Colombia
 

The Proyecto Nasa (Nasa Project) aims to increase the political and organizational capacity of Colombia's indigenous Páez peoples, who have been disproportionately affected by violence in the Cauca region. By strengthening regional political autonomy and exercising their political rights, the indigenous groups involved in the project have successfully lobbied for access to a greater share of public funds and services. Their struggle has led to legal recognition of the fundamental rights of indigenous peoples, including recognition of the autonomy of their communal indigenous lands in the 1991 Colombian Constitution.

This work has been complemented by a programme of sustainable natural resource management within the Nasa's indigenous lands, which both border and fall within key protected areas. Sustainable natural resource harvesting and improved agricultural practices have helped to mitigate environmental impacts and underpin sustainable livelihoods for the Nasa people.

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CONTACT

Jhon Eduardo Amaya Rodriguez
Apartado AĆ©reo 216,
Santander de Quilichao,
Cauca
Colombia
Tel: +57 92 829 8326
Email: jearagroeco@hotmail.com