Coronel Marzana Nro 1067
La Chimba, Cochabamba C.P. 5471
Contact person: Theo Roncken
- Environmental project
- Social policy/disabled persons
- Volunteers are welcome.
Acción Andina was created in 1992 as a nonprofit network; grouping both people and institutions of civil society together for reflection and activities related to the socioeconomic, environmental, and political problems and of violence, caused as much by the economy of illegal drugs as by the military policies that seek to fight them.
In later years, Acción Andina widened its scope to include the monitoring of all state or supra-state policies related to the imposition and/or implementation of authoritarian security models. Specific topics of action research include: public security and criminalization, strengthening local capacities for transforming violent conflict, and international migration and community building.
The initiatives of Acción Andina combine activities of analysis and investigation, information gathering and dissemination, capacity building and joint reflection, along with the social action.
Members of Acción Andina take part in the network starting from their critical reading of the national and international realities and by nonprofit contributions based on their experience and knowledge, to contribute to the legitimate construction of peace and social justice in some of the most divisive of conflicted situations.
Currently, Acción Andina works through two independent offices coordinated nationally out of Bolivia (Cochabamba) and Colombia (Bogota). In 2010, the Bolivian network program is composed of three core thematic areas: 1) Human Security, 2) Coca and Drug Policy, and 3) Communities in Movement
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, facilitate cultural-sensitive trainings on conducting action research, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.