The IAKP is a group of practitioners and other interested parties who seek to support and encourage the safe, responsible and professional use of Kambo through training, raising awareness, developing and sharing knowledge, research, ethical behaviour and best practice. We are self-funded and self-regulated, holding ourselves accountable for the quality and safety of our work.
Although some of our practitioners are trained doctors, nurses and mental health professionals, most of us are not. For this reason, we do not give medical advice or make diagnoses.
Our website is a source/body of knowledge with links to research, info on finding a trained practitioner, our training courses and general information about Kambo.
We are totally committed to ensuring the sustainability of the tribes who own the knowledge of this great substance and who share it with us so generously.
We are currently working to provide better educational and health care resources to the remote communities of the Matses tribe of Peru and we also support a small community deep in the Brazilian rainforest.
We are a not for profit Foundation based in the Netherlands. As such, we donate 70% of our annual profits to causes and projects that contribute to the survival of the Amazon rainforest and its peoples. We are managed by a worldwide team of senior practitioners and supported in many projects by our wonderful practitioner team.
Our practitioner base is like a huge family and we consult widely with our practitioners and involve them in our decision making and shaping of future direction.
Many of our practitioners are working through our advanced training program and then moving on to study as Master Practitioners. Some are planning to teach as well and are currently assisting in our Practitioner Training programs around the world.
In 2019, we will be launching an initiative which will allow all our practitioners the opportunity to apply for IAKP research grants and undertake a piece of guided research about Kambo.