Quechua sustainability and education in the Peruvian Andes: From coloniality to Covid-19

Project: Internal Grant

Project Details


This educational research and endogenous development project centers community histories, shifts, challenges, and visions in sustaining Indigenous relationships with most vulnerable wild edible plants in the Peruvian Andean highlands. Partnered with Wanka Quechua citizen scientists and teachers, the project employs Indigenous community based participatory research (ICBPR) methods aimed producing qualitative and quantitative findings on human-nature relationships, including Quechua traditional ecological knowledge, and the current status of wild plants in the region impacted by climate change and national modernization projects. Expected outcomes include a community-driven Indigenous knowledges sustainability action plan and place-based Indigenous bilingual intercultural education curricula.
Effective start/end date9/1/208/1/21

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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