The Peace Agreement in Colombia has created opportunities for economic development in areas previously wracked by violence, including in Afro-Colombian communities along Colombia’s Pacific coast. At the IAF we encourage local entrepreneurship and efforts to protect the natural resources that communities depend on. Our grantee partner, Asociación Vamos Mujeres de San Francisco de Ichó (Vamos Mujeres), is working with the local community council in the Chocó department to lead a community-based tourism initiative that will simultaneously generate income and protect the environment.
This grant is part of a broader initiative 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 community tourism in San Francisco de Ichó, Chocó||Colombia||2019 – 2021||$85,792||$56,280||300 individuals||5,000 individuals||job skills and enterprise development
natural resource management