Provide training and equipping to the communicator team of the Asamblea Campesina Indígena del Norte Argentino-ACINA, to generate contents, that promotes exchange experiences and participation of our communities in defense of the food sovereignty, right to land and life in our territories. Using the Internet and social networks, we want to talk our struggles and proposals, sensitize at society and mobilize more youth in our communities.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Several cities and towns in the provinces of Salta, Jujuy, Catamarca, Formosa, Santiago del Estero, Chaco, Corrientes and northern Santa Fe.
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
ACINA articulates over 40 indigenous peasant organizations of the provinces of Jujuy, Catamarca, Salta, Formosa, Santiago del Estero, Chaco, Corrientes and Santa Fe. We suffer the advance of large-scale mining and crops like soybeans on our territories, causing pollution, deforestation and forced migration. Young people of ACINA they want to live in the field, with the use of ICT we can bring more visibility to the struggle of our organizations.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
Many of young farmers and indigenous, we are using more and more the social networks and internet. We want how learn to create communicational content that will allow us to close the distance between us and with other young people. Narrate from our own eyes,the natural and cultural wealth of our territories, our agroecological experiences, promote rights, and warn about the exploitation of nature because affecting to us and the whole society.
What technologies and digital tools do you plan to use in the trainings?
digital video, digital photography, mapping
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established that will contribute to the success of the project.
We have support of NGOs INCUPO, Be.Pe. and REDAF, with which we trained in communication and rights, and give us support to write this project. Foro Argentino de Radios Comunitarias-FARCO because they pushed the Law on Audiovisual Communication for organizations have own media. We want to strengthen the joint with FARCO for training and dissemination. And with the Asoc. Latinoamericana de Educación Radiofónica-ALER to reach other countries.
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
This project was born from young people themselves of the ACINA, so we have the commitment and interest in consolidating this initiative. At first we want to train 15 young men and women that we are promoting this project, to be multipliers in each of our organizations and communities. Our goal is that at the end of a year, have at least three colleagues by province mobilizing permanently communications activities and generating content (24).
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
NGOs and networks support us with trainers, providing infrastructure and equipment if needed (computers, internet, radio studio). We also their provide links with other organizations for to strengthen the project. The support Rising Voices is essential to take the first step, we would fund mobility for training workshops and have recorders and digital cameras to begin working from our communities.
Patricia Valdivia Elgueta
Asamblea Campesina e Indígena del Norte Argentino – ACINA