2013

Small emergency relief for the Coron Island’s communities battered by Typhoon Hayan (The Philippines)

Small emergency relief for the Coron Island’s communities battered by Typhoon Hayan (The Philippines)

After the disastrous passage of Typhoon Hayan, in December 2013, the Foundation helped the Tagbanwa villages in Coron Island to rebuild their 50-seater boat used for tourism operations. The boat—which was the main source of community income and had been … Read more

Community savings and loans - Joint learning towards the “good life” (Ecuador)

Community savings and loans – Joint learning towards the “good life” (Ecuador)

As part of the on-going three-year project called “Paths of community learning” a regional workshop has taken place in Ecuador (near the town of Cuenca) in September 2013, gathering more than twenty participants from Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia, Ecuador and … Read more

The Maasai : Building solidarity amongst clans to unify on land rights

The Maasai : Building solidarity amongst clans to unify on land rights

Much of the poverty faced by the Maasai is underpinned by land access restrictions, arising from loss of land resulting from tourism initiatives, and the impact of conservation and commercial farming, both areas the national government has consistently supported. The … Read more

Strengthening pride in Khumbu, Nepal

Strengthening pride in Khumbu, Nepal

The Sherpa indigenous people of the Mt. Everest region of Nepal—a customary territory called Khumbu — regard their high valleys as a sacred place they have the responsibility to conserve.  Many Sherpa cultural leaders, however, are concerned that their territory … Read more

Solidarity and joint learning and action among indigenous communities resisting oil-palm monocultures in the islands of Palawan and Mindanao (The Philippines).

Solidarity and joint learning and action among indigenous communities resisting oil-palm monocultures in the islands of Palawan and Mindanao (The Philippines).

With this initiative the Foundation supports a search for mechanisms to give the stronger possible voice to indigenous communities affected (or potentially affected) by oil palm monocultures in Palawan and Mindanao—two main islands in the Philippines’ archipelago.  The researcher/ activist … Read more

Other possible economies at the roots of other possible worlds, Colombia

Other possible economies at the roots of other possible worlds, Colombia

The Process of the Black Communities (PCN) is a movement that articulates individuals and organizations— from the Caribbean coast, the Pacific and the valleys of the Cauca, Patia and Magdalena rivers— who work for the recognition and implementation of the … Read more

Strengthening Mapuche governance in Nahuel Huapi National Park, Argentina

Strengthening Mapuche governance in Nahuel Huapi National Park, Argentina

The Project “Strengthening Mapuche governance in Nahuel Huapi National Park, Argentina” will take place in the Zonal Council of Lafkenche, part of the Mapuche Confederation of Neuquen. Its goal is to strengthen a group of community authorities (a “team of … Read more