Profonanpe organizes workshop to strengthen the implementation of environmental and social safeguards, and gender perspective in its projects

Profonanpe organizes workshop to strengthen the implementation of environmental and social safeguards, and gender perspective in its projects

15 de abril de 2019
Participantes del taller de salvaguardas.


With the participation of over 30 representatives of projects administered or executed by Profonanpe, the Ministry of Environment, PRODUCE, IMARPE and SERNANP, the workshop “Strengthening of capacities in the implementation of environmental and social safeguards and the inclusion of gender perspective in programs and projects for the conservation of biodiversity and climate change” was held during April 10, 11 and 12.

Itzá Castañeda, biologist specializing in environmental topics from gender perspective with more than 20 years of experience, was in charge of the first day of the workshop, sharing the topics of gender perspective. “The data in gender and representation in Peru is alarming.  We have the responsibility to put our two cents to achieve equity in our society” shared the expert, who emphasized statistics in political representation, gender violence and ownership of agricultural land in the country.

In the presentation developed by the gender and sustainable development consultant for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (UICN), the “Gender Policy in the environmental sector” was included, where the policies implemented by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), Global Environmental Fund (GEF) and the Adaptation Fund were widely shared, as they are financers for several projects in Peru through Profonanpe.


Itzá Castañeda, Sandro Saettone y Edmundo Juscamayta fueron los expositores principales en el taller.

Itzá Castañeda, Sandro Saettone and Edmundo Juscamayta were the main speakers in the workshop.  


During the second day, the dynamics for the workshop in the Social Safeguards segment were in charge of Sandro Saettone, sociologist with 14 years of experience in Amazonian matters related to conservation and management of communal reserves and indigenous communities.

He exposed topics such as meaningful consultation, informed participation and actors’ involvement in the development of programs and projects.  For the expert “it’s necessary that a detailed mapping is done to have knowledge of all the possible actors that will be involved in a project, as well as to identify the possible position of these before their development”, he announced.

The expert in interculturality and project cooperation explained to the assistants the mechanism for attention to complaints and suggestions, and its importance in the development of projects as a space where people involved can feel heard. This mechanism must accommodate and be inclusive to all ways of communication that are applicable to the project, to ease participation.  It’s worth noting that Profonanpe has a virtual space intended for this purpose.



Más de 30 representantes de diferentes proyectos participaron del taller.

Over 30 representatives of different projects particiapted in the workshop. 


Edmundo Juscamayta, biologist with 20 years of experience in quality management and environmental audit, started the third day of workshop with the segment of Environmental Safeguards, with an introduction to the necessary concepts to apply safeguards in this branch, adopted by Profonanpe. The framework for the GCF’s environmental policies was also exposed, as well as the evaluation and management of risks and environmental impacts in projects.  

The invited speakers included Jessica Huertas, gender specialist from the Ministry of Environment, who presented the Action Plan in Gender and Climate Change, document published and approved by the Peruvian State in 2016. Likewise, Sandra Gonzáles, specialist in social safeguards, shared her experience in applicating policies from the World Bank about involuntary resettlement.

The inauguration and closing words for the workshop were in charge of Claudia Godfrey, Executive Director (i) for Profonanpe, who highlighted the effort of the institution to strengthen the team’s capabilities, with the aim of constantly improving the development of projects in the mission for conservation of the country’s biodiversity.