IRI Peru makes media push on forest protection around the Presidential election

As part of the general elections in Peru, IRI Peru has carried out a strong public outreach strategy with mass media at the national and local levels, including radio, web platforms, newspapers and television. The electoral dialogues were broadcast widely on TV and radio, in cooperation with the Network of Broadcasters of the Vicariates of […]

IRI Colombia delivers trainings and 2021 action plans with all 36 local chapters

In the last several weeks, IRI Colombia has delivered training and capacity building workshops in all 36 local chapters across the country.  Each training event included a workshop on deforestation and climate change and then the articulation of a local strategy and action plan, including commitments to activities like early childhood education on forest protection, […]

IRI Peru continues advocacy with Congress

IRI Peru continues to work through Congress on a number of fronts. In the Commission of Amazonian, Andean and Afro-American Peoples, Environment and Ecology (CPAAAAE), IRI Peru requested the organization of a Political Control meeting to SERFOR and MINAM to report on the situation of territorial concessions in the Amazon.  As a result, a technical […]

IRI Indonesia delivers paperless and Love Forest campaigns

On 17 March, IRI Indonesia held a nation-wide “paperless campaign” with Muhammadiyah University Riau, which drew the participation of more than 200 people.  Participants represented all Muhammadiyah Universities and colleges across Indonesia, and the proceedings included remarks from rectors and deans from several associated institutions. Riau was strategically selected as the site for the campaign, […]

IRI Colombia leads formation of “Parliamentary Fronts”

IRI Colombia has started the process of forming departmental and regional “parliamentary fronts” that seek to influence the Municipal Councils of Putumayo (13), Caquetá (16), Guaviare (4), and Meta (29). IRI Colombia met with Municipal Councilors of Puerto Asis, with the intention of forming Parliamentary Fronts that bring together Councilors from the 13 municipalities of […]

IRI Indonesia prepares for launch of local chapters in Riau, East Kalimantan

In February, an IRI Indonesia delegation went on an inception mission to Riau in preparation for the launch of a local chapter in the province.  The delegation met with the Governor of Riau, Mr. Syamsuar, as well as local religious leaders, NGOs and indigenous peoples’ representatives to outline the mission and mandate of IRI Indonesia and plans […]