As our action is long-term, it will be continuously adapted in order to be as effective as possible. However, the construction of a solid project cannot be done without a solid foundation, and real work upstream. This is why the prospecting phase, which is mandated by the impact assessment unit, is an essential dimension of our associative project.
Creating a network
In order to integrate the preservation of biodiversity into the daily lives of local populations without opposing respect for local traditions and cultures, it is important to know them well. This is why it is essential to surround yourself with people who have lived or are living in this environment and to get information from existing local structures, which we started with Marlon Diaz and the association Latitud Sur, which has been working for ten years now in Iquitos on projects to reforest and enhance indigenous cultures. The ultimate objective is to set up a network of sharing and mutual assistance to enable the various actors to act together and multiply their impact.
The aim will be to define a framework for future missions by studying target villages in order to determine which ones are most likely to be involved by the association. The selection criteria will obviously be practical (location, ease of access, etc.), but must above all take into account the interest and willingness of the inhabitants to collaborate in a solidarity action. This is why, after preparation in France, the prospecting team will go on site to establish the viability of the project and ensure the support of the local authorities.
Throughout this stage, it is important that the team involves people of diverse skills and backgrounds, familiar with international solidarity and objective towards the project. It is then, in conjunction with the impact assessment unit and thanks to all the information gathered, that the decision to carry the project into the construction phase will be taken.
"I joined the AKUU project, more particularly the prospecting pole, in order to measure the impact that such a project carried out in a totally different culture could have. I would like to know how an action of international solidarity can really become legitimate, in the sense that it does not aggravate the inequalities already present, and respects the traditions in place. In this project, we will really be in contact with the locals and will therefore try to obtain opinions from a cross-section of the population."