Working towards these commitments
Secure Tenure Rights
Diverse Tenure Systems
Iniciativa Comunales wants to encourage support for communities and their diversity of governance systems, as well as to promote recognition of their important social, economic and environmental work.
The objective of the organisation is to promote among the communities the good governance and the improvement of the social, economic and environmental results of the communal ones. At a general level, it seeks the protection and recognition of this collective patrimony based on the principles of inalienability, indivisibility, imperceptibility and unattainability. The organisation also strives to ensure that written and customary law of the communities are respected, fully legally recognized, and to secure communities' full legal capacity in the defense and management of its resources and the adequate participation of its governing bodies in making decisions that affect this heritage.
iComunales is an association at the national level, formed by communities that govern water, land, property and rights in a communal way. Other key members of the association are NGOs, universities, companies and other entities, as well as individuals. Its common objective is to attain the support and recognition of these communal governance systems, with particular attention to promoting their social, environmental and economic values.