Research from the eyes of the peoples

By: Josselyn Flores

The issue of higher education in intercultural areas is in high demand in Latin America, which is why community universities are proposing to do research from this point of view, which aim to solve the problems of peoples; with the implementation of CRISSAC, the realities of communities and ethnic groups are known and defied.

This was part of the dialogue during the third day of the workshop on "Training trainers in strengthening research capacities" with the (CRISSAC); carried out at Bluefields, within the framework of the NORHED project "RUIICAY-HIOA Program for Linking in Intercultural Communication", sponsored by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) and the project "Dialogue of Knowledge and Does, Strengthening the Exercise of Autonomy, sponsored by SAIH.

In the development of the dialogue, participants exercised by asking questions that they would implement in conducting community research; in this way they shared their proposals, including explaining that when making a CRISSAC culture must be followed, as to the context or territory in which the research is carried out.

The objective of this exercise is to strengthen the research knowledge of trainers, and to work from the feeling of the need of the community; in this way involve them and experience each of the learning processes, which is what THE CRISSAC seeks to do, not only extract information from the community under study, but rather promote a coexistence that contributes to the practice of interculturality.

From experience.

The experience of communities in their living practices has been shared, to this participants proposed to do studies from the conception and vision of the development of communities, to cultivate those knowledge and practice that have led peoples to have a better quality of life.

The rapporteurs also highlighted research proposals from the context in which they live together and the needs envisaged therein; therefore it must be deepened taking into account the intercultural perspective of gender, and spirituality with Mother Earth.