Territorial Development

Networks and Collaboration

All PSA work is carried out in a participatory manner, together with social actors who work both locally and regionally, as well as nationally and internationally.

One means of ensuring participation of the communities is to support their representatives, in the implementation of projects or in defense of collective social rights. Thus, PSA collaborates with partner local associations and grassroots organizations who are empowered through seminars, workshops, advocacy, and participation in events and councils.

An example is the Active Forest Forum, composed by the partner grassroots organizations. With consultation and participatory management mechanisms, the Forum makes the diagnosis to ease continuous monitoring of results and for the joint planning of actions. With this, communities are supported in management of territorial development processes, better exercise of citizenship and the articulation with other actors (especially bodies connected to public policies). In addition, the articulation with public bodies occurs through various agreements and partnerships, which contribute not only to implementation of PSA projects but also to the appropriateness of public policies aimed at these communities.

In a broader sense, PSA collaborates with NGOs, social movements and intersectoral work groups (including public bodies) to face the major challenges in Brazil and, especially, the Amazon region, collaborating in the construction of social, economic and environmental solutions and improved public policies.

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Land Management

Still a major challenge in the Amazon due to economic pressures and the lack of adequate public policies, land management is still essential for the conservation of the forest and for the sustainable development of the communities that inhabit it. In addition to the socio-economic and cultural projects aimed at the local populations, PSA works to strengthen Conservation Units in Western Pará, and to support threatened lands and social groups and to defend the rights of these populations

Community Management

By supporting the development of sustainable development plans, advising community organizations and promoting participatory management, PSA ensures that the communities continue projects after their implementation and thus contribute to community development models in sustainable territories.

Dissemination and Replication of Experiences

From Western Pará to the Amazon, from the Amazon to Brazil, from Brazil to the world. Participants in PSA projects become replicators of these experiences in other communities of the Amazon region. In addition, PSA systematizes solutions so that they can be properly implemented in other locations. This is the case of the Abaré hospital-boat, which is the basis for the Riverside Family Health public policy, and social technologies for access to water and sanitation, both used by governmental programs in partnership with other social organizations.
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