Cooperation improves information-sharing in Peru’s rural communities
LIMA, PERU, 29 November 2004
Together with a collective of twenty organisations and networks working to protect Peru’s wildlife and flora, the Peruvian Center for Social Studies (CEPES) developed the Peruvian Environmental Portal. The portal systematises information to really take advantage of the information available and improve dissemination.
More than 200 organisations, working in eight remote valley regions, have formed an alliance to use a webspace (Portal Gestión Social del Agua y el Ambiente en Cuencas) to share information and resources about water and environmental management more effectively.
A third agreement, between CEPES and a trade union of Peruvian farmers, led to the set-up of another information-rich site (Conveagro), aimed at developing the rural and agricultural sector in Peru through information-sharing.
All the sites have been developed using the APC’s free content management system APC ActionApps.