Interethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Rainforest
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|Asociación Interétnica de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana|
|Henderson Rengifo Hualinga|
The Interethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Rainforest (Spanish: Asociación Interétnica de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana - AIDESEP) is a Peruvian national indigenous rights organization, presided over by a decentralized National Council. The organization comprises 57 federations and territorial organizations. These organizations represent 1,350 communities of roughly 350,000 indigenous people who speak a plurality of languages.
Members of AIDESEP work to improve the health, education, housing, and organization of indigenous peoples.
Its current president is Henderson Rengifo Hualinga, who succeeded Alberto Pizango in 2014.
AIDESEP is a member organization of the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon River Basin (COICA).
AIDESEP was founded by:
- Consejo Aguaruna-Huambisa (CAH), representing the Aguaruna and Huambisa people of the Amazonas region
- Asociación de Comunidades Asháninkas del valle de Pichis (ACONAP), representing the Asháninka people of Pichis Valley in the Pasco Region
- Federación de Comunidades Nativas del Ucayali (FECONAU), Ucayali Region
- Federación Nativa de Madre de Dios (FENAMAD), representing the indigenous peoples of the Madre de Dios Region
- Mashco-Piro people of the Ucayali Region
- Amuesha people of the Pasco Region
- Matsés people of the Loreto Region