The Peace Accords
and Rural Development
Juracan is the representative of this program.
This program covers access
to land and agrarian reform, labour rights, the Peace Accords and
This program also deals
with the areas like the indigenous campesino response to the free
trade agreements like Plan Puebla Panamá and CAFTA, among
others. This program demands considerable work at the regional,
departmental, national and international level.
This program works to
improve the living conditions of indigenous and campesino families
in the Guatemalan Altiplano.
- To improve the living
conditions of indigenous and campesino families in the Guatemalan
Highlands with access to land, rural development, and coffee production,
processing and commercializing.
- To provide financial
assistance for small productive projects that promote deep change
in the current economic and social conditions of campesinos.
To promote the equality,
solidarity and cooperation between directors and communities.
Pedro Chan and José Ajpuac Raxtún are the representatives
of this program.
This program works towards
organizing and strengthening CCDA communities so that they can access
various regional and national programs.
Within this program the
CCDA listens to the needs of each community and starts to support
their actions like the search for land or a better price for their
this program, the CCDA implements a new campesino organizational
model that promotes the equality, solidarity and cooperation between
coordinators and base communities, by way of medium and long-term
self-sustainability, democratic participation and a legal constitution.
Objectives for 2004
- To consolidate the
organizational grass roots of the CCDA in the political and social
spheres in the search for equality of rights and participation.
Díaz Cuj y Lesbia Maribel Morales Sicán are the representatives
of this program and coordinate the Woman's Commission of the CCDA.
Women in 4 of the 7 departments
of the CCDA meet to participate in workshops and training sessions
on women's rights, the role of gender and self-esteem.
participation at all levels of the organization serves to also strengthen
the campesino family unity.
To promote the equality
between genders with the intention of strengthening the efective
and directive participation.
- To strengthen the
women's program as a way to elevate the level of participation
in the organizational aspects relative to gender, economics, organizational
To promote the Mayan
identity and culture.
López is the representative of this program.
The idea of this program
is to find ways to rescue the Mayan culture and maintain its customs
and languages that come with the Mayan culture.
Within this program is
the organic agriculture program as this form of cultivating is a
large part of the Mayan culture.
Rodolfo Juracan is the
coordinator of the organic certification program of the CCDA.
- To contribute in the
active participation and development of the communities by way
of knowledge and compliance with the Agreement on Identity and
Rights of the Indigenous Communities by way of incidence and proposals.