The Knowledge Portal of the ANDES Association is a knowledge management tool that serves as a virtual library. It will be used to store and organize institutional and project documents, toolboxes, audio-visual materials, and links to other resources. Access to resources on the portal can be provided to ANDES staff, colleagues, work groups, or donors. It can also be shared with the general public, but that function is less important here, because that function is available from the ANDES website. work, donors, or special groups.
The portal serves two important functions:
1) The knowledge portal enables the fast and efficient search of information about ANDES and its projects, in documents of various formats, audio-visual materials, and links to other resources.
2) The portal also facilitates the continuous capture of information and knowledge resulting from the research and training programs at ANDES.
Who is ANDES?
ANDES is an indigenous non-profit organization, working to support indigenous peoples in their struggles for rights, food systems under local control and based on biodiversity, and endogenous development based on their core values. Most of the work of ANDES is carried out in the Andean region, with some activities in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
The unique experience of ANDES comes from its complementary work at the local and global level, which promotes analysis and reflection on biocultural realities within local-global relationships. ANDES applies a rights-based approach to its work, guided by the Andean principle of Sumaq Kausay (or Buen Vivir en Español).
ANDES supports indigenous peoples in Peru and the world through:
– participatory action research on biocultural heritage, traditional agriculture and food systems, local livelihoods, climate change, less used species and wild relatives, and nutrition
– protection and promotion of biocultural heritage, including through the establishment of Biocultural Heritage Territories
– horizontal learning programs, bringing together indigenous peoples, farmers, academics, scientists, social and environmental justice organizations, and policy makers to share experiences and seek solutions to complex problems local-global
– Participation in national and international policy processes and the development and implementation of policies to promote the rights of indigenous peoples and the Pacha Mama .