Results of the innovation plans contest | Land Portal

Innovative Experiences in participatory cartography and legal empowerment as tools to solve conflicts and ensure indigenous and peasant communities’ land rights in Central America The International Land Coalition - Latin America (ILC-LA) and the Regional Corporation PROCASUR are pleased to announce the results of the Innovation Plans (IP) Contest developed as part of the learning path “Innovative experiences in participatory cartography and legal empowerment as tools to solve conflicts and ensure indigenous and peasant communities´ land Rights in Central America” in August, 2010, in Nicaragua and Guatemala.

The IP Contest is an incentive for the application of the learning achievements and relevant practices acquired during the learning path and a support for the path participants as agents of innovation. For this contest eleven innovation plans were submitted, which were evaluated by an expert committee composed by ILC Secretariat and PROCASUR. According to an evaluation criteria, 5 Innovation Plans were selected as winners:

Name of IP Organization Country Participant

Participatory mapping of natural resources favoring the distribution agreements of indigenous and peasant areas in the northeast of Salta. Argentina

FUNDAPAZ Argentina Gabriel Seghezzo

Participatory Cartography to recover the territory in the indigenous community of Q’eqchí Sta Amelia

Pastoral Social de la Tierra El Petén Guatemala Mario Muralles / Markus Zander

The participatory cartography as tool for land protection and management: The case of the peasant community of Huachón

IBC Peru Pedro Tipula

Legal Promoters program for strengthening indigenous /Peasant leaders

CEPPAS GAJAT Argentina M. Patricia Bruyn

Internal retitling and legal empowerment to strengthen the registration of the communitarian property of the indigenous town of Telpaneca (PIT)

UNAG Nicaragua Glenda Jasmina Lagos


To see all the Innovation Plans submitted and other materials of the Learning Path such as study cases, articles, videos and photos click here:


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