Inter-Ethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Amazon

Asociación Interétnica de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana
Abbreviation 
AIDESEP
Actor Type 
Community

The Inter-Ethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Amazon (AIDESEP) is a national organisation, representing communities and indigenous people from the forests of Peru. AIDESEP promotes, and forms an important part of, the Standing Conference Indigenous Peoples of Peru (COPPIP), which brings together unions who represent small holders and indigenous organisations from the coast, highlands and forest of Peru. AIDESEP aims to defend the identity of these groups, recognising their strengths and addressing their weaknesses.