Pluriverse of practices: how to spread and weave real alternativesAshish Kothari – Kalpavriksh, Vikalp Sangam, and Global Tapestry of Alternatives, Pune, India
Ashish Kothari is founder-member of Indian environmental group Kalpavriksh, he coordinated India’s National Biodiversity Strategy & Action Plan process. Ashish has been active in many citizen movements: Save Narmada, Save the Seeds. Actually he supports the coordination of the Vikalp Sangam (Alternatives Confluence) process in India and the Global Tapestry of Alternatives globally. He is the animator of Animator of PeDAGoG: Post-Development Academic-Activist Global Group. In 2019 Ashish coedited the book “Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary” with Ariel Salleh, Arturo Escobar, Federico Demaria, Alberto Acosta.
19/10/2022 | 15.30-17.30 (CET)
Buen vivir in practice. Cuencas Sagradas: a bioregional plan of indigenous nations of Ecuador and Peru Amazon
Belen Paez – President Fundación Pachamama
Manari Ushigua Santi – President of Sápara Nation, spirit healer
Belen Paez, ecologist and biologist is activist and the president of the Pacha Mama Foundation working to support indigenous self-determination in the Amazon. She coordinates the Cuencas Sagradas initiative for bottom-up bioregional planning promoted by the indigenous nations of Ecuador and Peru in the Napo and Marañón river basins.
Manari Ushigua is indigenous activist, shaman and political leader of the Zapara Nation, an endangered Amazonian people living between Ecuador and Peru. In 2001, UNESCO recognized the “Oral heritage and cultural manifestations of the Zápara people” as a world intangible heritage.