Argentinian Peasant University (UNICAM)

October 10, 2020 Jaskiran Gakhal, Participedia Team
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Peasant University UNICAM is a participatory initiative of popular education, created in 2008 in the Argentinian province of Santiago del Estero.

Problems and Purpose

Santiago del Estero's Peasant University, with its emphasis on rural university systems, aims to integrate peasant and indigenous knowledge in an alternative academic context while promoting a broad and diverse dialogue. It has eight pedagogical paths: Agroecology; Popular Communication; Human Rights, Land and Territory; Popular Arts and Music; Popular Medicine; Popular Architecture; Renewable Technologies and Industries; and Popular and Solidarity Economy. This project, where thought from the village and the community is the protagonist, has generated deliberative spaces to discuss the territorial management and the type of agriculture that is wanted in the region.

Background History and Context

Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities

Since 2008, at the local level, the Peasant University UNICAM has been associated with the Peasant Movement of Santiago del Estero (Span. Movimiento Campesino de Santiago del Estero, MOCASE). At the regional level, the University is articulated with the Latin American Coordination of Peasant Organizations (Span. Coordinadora Latinoamericana de Organizaciones del Campo, CLOC), and at a global level with the organization “La Vía Campesina”.

Participant Recruitment and Selection

Methods and Tools Used

What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects

Analysis and Lessons Learned

See Also

Civic Education

Democratic Education


External Links

La Educacion en Movimiento - En Santiago del Estero se levanta la primera universidad campesina