The functionality of the multi-stakeholder forum (MSF) is undermined when actors prefer to negotiate independently with the Reserve’s co-management partners (Peru’s Natural Protected Areas Service and the Executor of the Administrative Contract of the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve)
Although active participants in the MSF recognize its key achievements, such as the intercultural co-management of forest conservation and development for indigenous peoples, they do not have a systematic way to monitor their progress and results.
Reflection on the lack of women’s participation is needed, especially of indigenous women leaders, as well as the lack of a greater diversity of actors in this open and voluntary space. This includes the perception that even when women are present, they are not able to participate effectively.
The exclusion of non-indigenous local actors from the MSF may affect its long-term effectiveness