Reinforcing Transmission of Mayangna Knowledge and Language in the BOSAWAS Biosphere Reserve, Nicaragua

© Paule GROS
A Mayangna woman shares her knowledge about the fish she has caught, a mupih, the common snook (Centropomus undecimalis).

In 2011, Mayangna education professionals worked with UNESCO, Nicaragua’s Ministry of Education and UNICEF to develop a set of classroom materials which will incorporate the contents of the UNESCO book, “Mayangna Knowledge of the Interdependence of People and Nature: Fish and Turtles” into the curriculum of Mayangna schools.
The LINKS programme, with support from the Royal Embassy of Norway to Nicaragua, will launch the classroom pilot of these materials and train teachers from 15 Mayangna schools in their use at this workshop. Participants include 27 Mayangna knowledge-holders, educators and leaders, as well as staff from the Ministry of Education, UNICEF and UNESCO, and Nicaragua’s National Commission to UNESCO.


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 24.01.2012 07:00 local time
End 28.01.2012 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Heckler, Serena
Organizer UNESCO
Country Nicaragua
City Managua
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event Spanish
Estimated number of participants 50
Official Website
Link 1 Mayangna project
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4