Institutional Identity

Marcus Philosophical

Our Philosophical Framework is composed of the cross-cutting axes, values, institutional principles and substantial functions of the First Intercultural Community University of Latin America.

These elements guide us in our commitment to be a leader in the model of Intercultural Community University recognized at the regional, national and international level for its quality and relevance, which accompanies management and advocacy processes, for the construction of intercultural gender citizenships, which lead to the Good Living and autonomy of indigenous peoples, Afro-descendants, mestizos and other ethnic communities.

Cross-cutting axes of institutional functioning

It is a process of horizontal relations where dialogue prevails, through which mutual knowledge, understanding, respect, exchange and solidarity between peoples and cultures are fostered.

Processes of building/or reaffirming new roles that allow the dialogical relations between men and women within a framework of equity and equality, in the exercise of individual and collective rights.

Respect and promotion of a system of territorial administration with its own mode of government at the communal, municipal and regional level, which leads to the development with identity of culturally differentiated peoples.

As a fundamental basis for the development of equitable trade, economic, productive social, cultural and political relations within a national, regional and international framework that induces sustainable development and with the identity of peoples and their cultures.

It implies the drive of actions for the empowerment and self-management of peoples in the framework of the development of their own transformation processes for collective and individual well-being. This should include each people's perception of life, about their traditional practices, their concepts on health-disease, cultural revitalization, gender equity from a black, indigenous and non-indigenous perspective and vision, and their participation in decisions that have to do with their life together.

It involves the use of the natural system to accelerate economic and social development and growth without depleting natural resources or harming the environment. It also understands the satisfactions of the present, without putting at risk the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (UN, World Commission on the Environment, 1983).

Understood as the development of actions that lead to integral training and the strengthening of people's capacities, through educational, formative and continuous and systematic accompaniment processes for the impulse of social changes.

Actions that lead to the creating, recreating, sharing, dissemination and exchange of knowledge, knowledge and practices from two ways: the interaction between ancestral local knowledge and Western knowledge in the economic, productive, social, cultural and environmental that leads to the production of new theories.