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Yachay Wasi, Inc.

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Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Economic and Social:
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Habitat
  • Human Rights
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Information
  • Intellectual Property
  • Social Development
  • Sustainable Development
  • Values

  • Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Indigenous women

  • Social Development:
  • Indigenous issues

  • Sustainable Development:
  • Biodiversity
  • Capacity-building
  • Climate change
  • Consumption and production patterns
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Health
  • Human settlements
  • Integrated decision-making
  • Major Groups
  • Mountains
  • Partnerships
  • Rural Development
  • Sanitation
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Sustainable development in a globalizing world
  • Transport
  • Waste (solid)
  • Geographic scope: International
    Country of activity:
  • United States of America
  • France
  • Peru
  • Millennium Development Goals:
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Mission statement:
    Year established:
    Year of registration: 1993
    Organizational structure: All corporate and associate members are unpaid volunteers. Because of lack of funding for Operational activities, there is no paid staff. There are occasional interns, none in 2008. Grants obtained, so far, are for projects in Peru Corporate Membership consists of the founding members of Yachay Wasi. In 2008, there are 3 Corporate members: President, Vice-President, Treasurer. Associate Membership consists of members who have been actively working on a volunteer basis with and for Yachay Wasi. There are at this time 5 Associate members in Peru.
    Number and type of members: Yachay Wasi is not a member oriented NGO. Yachay Wasi services 2 Indigenous organizations and 800 individuals in Peru with concrete sustainable development assistance and information for capacity building and involvement in international affairs. One current environmental project benefiting 36 Indigenous communities has increased this number of individuals to 25,518. Yachay Wasi with its newsletter, internet mailing list provides information on Indigenous issues and United Nations work to some 521 individuals, including representatives of world Indigenous organizations and some UN agencies officers. Yachay Wasi with its participatory events informs and collaborates with 46 supportive organizations in 28 countries. AMERICAS: Peru; USA; Argentina; Brazil; Ecuador; Guatemala; Mexico; Puerto Rico; Saint Lucia; Canada AFRICA: Cameroon; Ethiopia; Kenya; Mali; Morocco; Tanzania; Sierra Leone ASIA: India; Indonesia; Nepal; Philippines EUROPE: Belgium; France; Finland; Russian Federation; Switzerland PACIFIC AREA: Australia; New Caledonia At-large Membership consists of members who pay dues to receive newsletter of Yachay Wasi and various additional mailings. Because of lack of staff for promotion, 2008 membership is only 15. Bulk mailing of newsletter free of charge in USA is 300 (2008).
    Funding structure:
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Foreign and international grants
  • Funding structure other: Occasional UN Grants and International NGO grants are for projects in Peru only. Donations from corporate members to operational budget (under $15,000)
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