In partnership with Wyty Catë Association of Timbira Maranhão and Tocantins Communities, The Indian Work Center has just started the project “Timbira People Articulation for PNGATI implementation”, Which aims to foster the implementation of the National Policy for Environmental and Territorial Management of Indigenous Lands (PNGATI) in the Cerrado, through the consolidation of a Timbira indigenous network. This network aims to reinforce the role of these peoples and their territories as important areas for conservation of natural resources and associated socio-biodiversity. The project is supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB).
In February, CTI began planning with the Wyty Cate Association, consolidating the calendar of activities for 2019. The first field activity has already been held at the Kanela and Pigs Indigenous Lands, with productive dialogues on the environmental and territorial management of those territories, on the political articulation of indigenous organizations and on the formation of young Timbira, which will soon take place within the scope of the project. The next rounds of meetings across the Timbira territories are scheduled to take place in the IT villages Kraholândia, Krikati, Governor, Apinajé and Geralda Toco Preto.
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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.