Diploma in Communal Governance

By: Neylin Calderón

With the participation of 7 indigenous miskitus territories, including women's organizations, the diploma of communal governance continues to develop, this week the fourth module called "Institutional Development of The Governance of Communal Property" is held.

The diploma is specifically aimed at leaders and leaders of the indigenous territories of Puerto Cabezas, who will receive 6 modules in face-to-face meetings, is being led by URACCAN through the Institute of Natural Resources Environment and Sustainable Development (IREMADES/CISA), in coordination with the Foundation for Autonomy and Development of the Atlantic Coast (Fadcanic).

The first module addressed gender-focused territorial and community development, the second on the legal framework for communal ownership of indigenous peoples, the third the formulation of legal standards for gender-focused communal property governance, now the fourth module is successfully developed.

Institutional development of governance

According to Mr. Lenin Green, coordinator of the Natural Resources Institute and (IREMADES/CISA-URACCAN) and facilitator of this fourth module said that there is a relationship with "institutional development without the administration of communal property", that is, it is based on the importance of natural resource management.

Also that traditional institutions under the law "may have a new approach to institutional governance", because the law states that all parts of structure "are done under customs and traditions, but they also have to adhere to some minimum standards of institutionality and governance for the administration of natural resources," Green added.