Iguazu Falls is one of the most visited tourism sites in South America, yet local communities near it are some of Argentina’s poorest and most excluded. Fundación Banco de Bosques para el Manejo y la Conservación de los Recursos Naturales (BdeB) provides technical assistance to indigenous communities near Iguazu Falls to develop community-based ecotourism initiatives that generate income. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Argentina. BdeB’s activities encourage local entrepreneurship to ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|MATE project (Argentine Model for Tourism and Employment), Native Peoples Area||Argentina||2012 – 2019||$401,100||$653,840||365 individuals||leadership and education
job skills and enterprise development
natural resource management
Talk about community-led development!