The work routine known as “normal” before the start of the covid-19 pandemic lasted only two months in 2020. In March, the schedule of actions and commitments to projects and communities gave way to the agenda of emergency actions that OPAN took over as a way to mitigate the impacts of the disease among indigenous peoples.
After the internal rearrangement process, OPAN was faced with an adversity: it was necessary to obtain reliable, up-to-date and accurate information on the situation of the communities without setting foot in the villages. The challenge was overcome with the elaboration of a protocol for remote monitoring of indigenous lands.
In 2020, the emergence of health actions as a priority made OPAN return to its origins. Caring for the well-being of peoples has always been the institutional matrix of the organization, and with the health crisis, this expertise was put to good use.