Promoting Indigenous peoples’ perspectives

 To insure the meaningful inclusion of Indigenous peoples’ perspectives and priorities in all United Nations fora policy discussions.

To foster awareness of Indigenous peoples’ rights movements and mechanisms for capacity building through educational events and artistic projects.

To advance a collective epistemic steering towards community-centered epistemologies and praxes based on reciprocity, balance, and respect for the earth and for life in all of its forms.


Centering Indigenous peoples’ rights and ensuring that Indigenous knowledge not only informs but leads and directs our responses to climate change is a vision that enacts pathways to livable future/s for all beings. 

Indigenous peoples’ struggles are irrevocably tied to the land and the struggle for Indigenous peoples’ rights and environmental justice is irrevocably inseparable with all other struggles for liberation. 

Our collective futures are entangled with the future of the earth — there is no moving away from this fact. 

It is this understanding that informs our centering of Indigenous struggle and our work to build a robust and dynamic international platform for the exchange of Indigenous knowledge and the strengthening of resistance movements worldwide.

  Participation in and the hosting of annual side events at the UN Commission on the Status of Women and the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Participation in the Informal Dialogues in Regard to an Enhanced Status for Indigenous Peoples’ Representative Institutions at the United Nations, convened by the President of the General Assembly (2016-17).

Participation in the first UN Ocean Conference, held at New York Headquarters in June 2016.

 Participation in the annual High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

Sponsoring global Indigenous representatives to attend United Nations fora, give floor interventions, and participate in side and parallel events as part of our delegation.

Partnership with the Huanchaco Fishermen’s Association of the northern coast of Peru.

Partnership with local educational institutions throughout Peru.

Partnerships with museums and cultural centers to create educational exhibits focused on Indigenous Peoples’ rights movements.


Lima, Peru
New York City

Founded in Lima, Peru in 2002

Habitat Pro Association is a Quechua-led civil society organization committed to the promotion of Indigenous peoples’ perspectives and priorities.

As a non-governmental organization in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, Habitat Pro works within the framework of the goals and objectives set forth by the United Nations and its subsidiary agencies.

Miguel Ibanez , Habitat Pro Founder

Our Board

Marcos Bizarro has a Bachelor’s degree in geography at National University of San Marcos, Lima. He is president of the
Dr. Kovaleva is a project management professional with over ten years of experience managing large international and global projects for
Luis worked in documental photography projects in Peru and worked closely with the Andean and forest communities. He taught them
Dux Supo has a Bachelor’s degree in geography at National University of San Marcos, Lima. Dux is member of the
Rocio Castillo is a professional graduated in Education from Federico Villarreal National University In 2008, she studied Master´s in University
Alfredo is an economist-engineer he has studied at the National Engineering University. He is a certified public accountant from the

Our Team

Keira Anderson

Program Director

Kalvin Hartwig

Policy Consultant

Past contributors

  • Polina Kovaleva, PhD, Strategic Program Manager
  • Maria Pia Micheli, Spanish Translator
  • Irena Mairena, Graphic Designer
  • Yunfei Xiang, Video Editor
  • Ahmadreza Maddi, Web Development Consultant
  • Bianca Avila, Communications Manager