Photo: The UN panel on Religion
and Peace, May 2007. President of the United Nation's General Assembly, (4th from right), and panelists. Dr. Margulies, 3rd
from right, second raw)
Welcome to CDPA!
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS FOR THE AMERICAS, LLP
CDPA is the sponsor organization of cultural, ecological and solidarity study tours to Latin America.
is an association of international academic and professional experts offering community and economic development consulting
to NGOs and impoverished communities in Latin America. CDPA works to implement poverty amelioration programs through sustainable
economic development projects. Our main focus is on indigenous, rural and sub-urban communities throughout Latin America.
CDPA strongly believes in CULTURAL PRESERVATION as a tool for sustainable community economic development
involved in projects with local communities in areas of cultural and ecological tours, agriculture, agro-technology, fisheries,
artesanal mining, milk processing, organic farming and other productive areas. We place a special emphasis on areas related
to communal economic development accompanied by cultural preservation. In that vein we favor programs in the areas of cultural
and ecological tours, arts and crafts and cultural development.
CDPA offers the highest level technical assistance
as well as assistance in the procurement of socially conscious funding for the implementation of the projects. Our model is
participatory consulting and we favor cooperative models of economic development where the wealth generated remains within
and for the community. We wish to promote ecologically sustainable community development projects within a framework of peace,
democracy, freedom and justice.