COOPI expertise in Bolivia has showed that traditional agricultural activities are closely linked to land management and risk reduction. Production is...Read more
COOPI has been present in the country since 1985. Historically, the main area of intervention in this country regards sanitary assistance. In particular, we have worked in areas of intercultural health, promoting the integration of the official medical system and the traditional medical system of local communities.
Other important areas include the protection of human rights; the fight against the exclusion of native populations and the support to communities hit by natural disasters, in order to improve their resilience and skills to respond to these events.
One of our current interventions focuses on the problems of the Chipaya people, descendants of native Uru-Chipaya. We do so by following a multi-sectoral approach that includes land management and common goods (both environmental and infrastructural); governance of public services; the enhancement of cultural heritage; local economic development through complementary initiatives about community tourism.
Another project that we have recently started in the Bolivian Chaco area supports the development of resilience strategies for the population, with a special focus on sustainability, safeguard and protection of the environment.
In September 2019, a new project entitled LaPazRecicla will be launched to offer an integrated approach to waste management in La Paz and promote circular economy.