The post conflict era has brought with it new types of threats to the Amazonian region in Colombia. Fundación Gaia Amazonas (GAIA), in close collaboration with the Fundación Natura (Natura) and the Centro de Investigación y Educación Popular (CINEP) support 13 local organizations (Asociaciones de Autoridades Indigenas –AATI) in the departments of Amazonas, Vaupes and Guainia to advocate for their livelihoods. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to enhance peace and security in Colombia. GAIA’s activities encourage civic participation to allow marginalized groups to defend their rights, propel their own development, and advocate for government accountability and transparency.
This grant is part of our broader initiative that supports grassroots organizations to build a just and lasting peace in Colombia.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Strengthening governance among indigenous communities in the northeastern region of the Colombian Amazon as a strategy for peace-building||Colombia||2018 – 2019||$151,000||$300,208||250 individuals||10,000 individuals||civic engagement|