Indigenous leaders from Bilwi communities and neighborhoods continue in watershed management training
The community thanked URACCAN for acquiring the tools through these workshops to better care for their communities and resources.
Neylin Calderon

Experiences about the community workshop

Miskitus indigenous leaders from Bilwi communities and neighbourhoods began with the penultimate meeting of URACCAN's community workshops, through the Institute of Natural Resources, Environment and Sustainable Development (IREMADES) in conjunction with Enacal. This time, the received module is "Characterization, diagnosis and basin baseline", taught by the master Abner Figueroa.

In view of this, the engineer Gerardo Gutiérrez, who is in the workshop as representative of the Bilwi campus, stated that participating in this type of activities reinforces his knowledge and as a university approaches the problems of communities and neighborhoods, in this way the institutional function of intercultural community accompaniment that is implemented from this house of intercultural higher studies is fulfilled.

"From URACCAN it is important because from this aspect we can strengthen both technical-scientific training to contribute in the workshop and thus, at the same time, this learning takes it together and we can implement it in the classrooms," Gutierrez explained.

For her part, Yulu Tingni's young community, Nolas Anderson Henry, thanked URACCAN for being able to take more care of their community through this workshop. "So far I've learned how to make a map, how to take care of forests, the environment, rivers," she said.  

From IREMADES-URACCAN and in conjunction with Enacal, community workshops and governance diplomas are being implemented so that community and community members have the opportunity to care for and protect the watersheds that will benefit the entire port population through the drinking water project.