CUSCO – PERÚ

Main results in Cusco:

  • PARTICIPATORY PLANNING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: CISAL accompanied and promoted a series of multi-stakeholder dialogue strategies for local governments to work hand in hand with public, private institutions and community sectors. Read more.

  • THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN IN DECISION SPACES: More than 180 women leaders gathered to design an advocacy and transformation instrument: the Chumbivilcana Women’s Political Agenda. Read more.

  • THE PROMOTION OF DEVELOPMENT AND ECONOMIC INCLUSION: The implementation of the CISAL Fund, the participatory construction of the DEL Plans and the articulation with provincial, regional and local institutions have transformed the way local governments promote local economic development in Chumbivilcas . Read more.

CISAL has worked since 2015 in the province of Chumbivilcas with three district municipalities (Ccapacmarca, Livitaca and Quiñota) and the provincial capital (Santo Tomás).

Chumbivilcas is an area of with much mining activity and is a territory full of tradition, dances, festivals and customs. Agriculture and crafts reflect the tradition and courage of a unique Peruvian symbol: the Qorilazo (a Quechua word for the cowboy men of Chumbivilcas and in Spanish symbolizes a golden lasso).

However, it is also a region with high levels of poverty, malnutrition, and violence against women, as well as few social and economic opportunities for communities, especially for women and youth. During the last five years there have been protests against mining, which has led to the declaration of various states of emergency in the province.

Other resources:

  • The Political Agenda of the Chumbivilcana Woman: review how the Agenda was built and what the different actors in the public, private and community sectors prioritized to work for gender equity and the empowerment of women. Read.