About Global Alliance of Territorial Communities

The Global Alliance of Territorial Communities (GATC) is a coalition of organizations representing the world's major tropical forests: the Alliance of Indigenous Communities of the Indonesian Archipelago (AMAN) in Southeast Asia; the Mesoamerican Alliance of Forest Peoples (AMPB) in Mesoamerica; the Coordination of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA) in the Amazon region; the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB) in Brazil; and the Network of Indigenous and Local Populations for the Sustainable Management of Forest Ecosystems in Central Africa (REPALEAC) in the Congo Basin. Together, they carry the voice of indigenous peoples and local communities in 24 countries. The Alliance is governed by a Leadership Council, led by two Co-Chairs, and a Secretariat, led by the Executive Secretary.