The project Ecominga Amazónica is an international cooperative project that brings the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) together with three universities in the Bolivian Amazon: the Universidad Autónoma "Gabriel René Moreno" de Santa Cruz,  the Universidad Amazónica de Pando and the Universidad Autónoma del Beni "Mariscal José Ballivián".

This project aims to contribute to the ecodevelopment of disadvantaged populations in Bolivia, particularly in the advancement of environmental health education for community leaders of Territorial Base Organizations (OTB), in which grassroots participation in local governance is practiced. A community ecodevelopment training program was designed and then implemented in each of the three participating Bolivian universities, carrying this goal.

Concerned with contextual relevance, integration and convergence, this program puts forward, at its foundation, education on the advancement of environmental health in connection with water and food. It also supports initiatives linked to food security and hygiene/environmental (water) sanitation. By working with interns, the training of leaders is closely connected to the practice of community organizing and is aimed at stimulating grassroots participation in the socio-environmental situations of their respective area and supporting the development and implementation of community-based ecodevelopment projects relative to environmental health within the OTBs. These projects benefit from the university-onsite connection and give importance to the different cultures of the groups implicated and priority to initiatives and participation from women’s, indigenous groups and street youth (according to the specific concerns of each OTB). Special attention is also given to social equity and intercultural understanding.