THE Quilombo Kalunga Association (AQK) is a civil organization, consisting of residents of the Sítio Histórico e Patrimônio Cultural Kalunga, a remaining quilombo area inserted in the municipalities of Cavalcante, Monte Alegre and Teresina de Goiás, the largest in Brazil. The purpose of the association is to promote the defense of the interests of the Kalunga people, the main objectives of which are: to promote the integration and social interaction of people as a way of strengthening culture; economic and social development, through the encouragement and promotion of agricultural, livestock and agroextractive activities; promote the development of activities for the conservation and preservation of the environment, the sustainable use of natural resources and the promotion of projects to develop ecologically correct and carry out environmental and territorial management.
The union of new technologies to help in the protection, conservation and conscious use of the land and water resources of the Kalunga Historical Site and Cultural Heritage region, this was the initial thought, when in 2016/2017, AQK formulated a project to, in partnership with Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and the International Education Institute of Brazil (IEB), carry out the most complete survey ever made in a remaining quilombo area in Brazilian territory.
The project “Use of Geoprocessing in the Management of the Kalunga Historical Site and Cultural Heritage”, which is executed with support from CEPF Cerrado, is based on four basic components:
- Structuring a Geographic Information System - GIS, in the information system to work with maps and geographical information called ARcGis, which is associated with a physical and socioeconomic database developed on the MySQL platform, which is a database management system, which uses SQL as an interface;
- Assist the Quilombo Kalunga Association in strengthening the organization of the Kalunga people to carry out management with the participation of communities through their elected representatives in Local AQK assemblies;
- Disclose the existence of 19 threatened species from the Cerrado of Chapada dos Veadeiros (Goiás);
- Advising the AQK Board of Directors in seeking to advance land regularization.
Recently, AQK identified the need to expand and strengthen communication between the board and the Kalunga people, to make communication aimed at the territory and at the same time outside, aiming to reach the whole society about the results and impacts of this project, as well as communicate the reality and challenges of the territory and the Kalunga people. In this sense, the Quilombo Kalunga Association makes public the term of reference for hiring professional services to the interested parties to carry out communication consultancy for the AQK board, as well as internal communication for the Kalunga people and external communication for the whole society, using all available tools and the website www.quilombokalunga.org.
Professionals or companies interested in performing the services presented will have until the day October 28, 2020 at 6 pm (Brasília time) to send via e-mail your proposals, together with the requested documentation as described in Terms of Reference, which can be accessed below:
For more information, contact:
Quilombo Kalunga Association
telephone: (62) 3494-1062
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.