Technical team undergoes training to work in the territories of Espírito Santo.


The  Technical assistance provided by the Interstate Agricultural Development Association (Associação de Desenvolvimento Agrícola Interestadual – ADAI), which will work with and for those affected in Espírito Santo (ES),  has been taking part in online training since February 7, obtaining information and studies about the territories in Espírito Santo affected by the collapse of the Fundão Dam in November 2015. From February 27 to March 4, all the ADAI Independent Technical Advisory teams will be meeting for face-to-face training. The professionals from different areas of expertise were chosen after undergoing a rigorous selection process that included a public call for applications, assessment of CVs and interviews,  in order to select the team that will work in the territories of Espírito Santo: Baixo Guandu, Colatina, Marilândia, Regência, Povoação, Linhares and the North Coast Macroregion – São Mateus and Conceição da Barra.

ADAI’s Mobilization Coordinator, Ursula Rola, said that the expectations for the face-to-face meeting are good. “So far we’ve met online. We’ve built a diverse team, with great potential, from various places and ready to start work in the Office of the Ombudsman for Affected People,” said the coordinator.

“In this training, we will work on the challenges faced by the people affected, the legal agreements and, of course, the work dynamics that will be used in all six of Adai’s territories in the state,” added Ursula.

The online and face-to-face training process involves a total of 142 technicians from different areas, such as: legal, social work, health, communication, pedagogy, among others, who will work with the tens of thousands of people affected throughout the territories of the Rio Doce Valley and the coast of Espírito Santo.



ADAI is a non-profit organization founded in 1993 and operating nationwide. It began its work in the southern region of Brazil, with the mission of representing and guaranteeing the defense of the rights of those affected by dams, through social assistance and the provision of technical assistance and rural extension (ATER) services to its members, who are mostly riverside families or resettled people. It has an effective technical team made up of various professionals in different areas of the humanities and agrarian sciences at secondary, technical and higher education levels who seek to promote education through training and stimulating work that encourages organization, participation and solidarity, as well as promoting social and economic development by combating poverty through associative and cooperative actions.