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2020 – AIHVIS

By |2020-11-23T21:03:20-05:006 November 2020|

Project Description

Communities around protected areas in western Ecuador face an exodus of youth due to lack of job opportunities and environmental degradation. This double challenge makes it hard for families to earn a living through traditional agriculture that the region depends on. At the IAF, we support the expansion of economic opportunity through the protection of natural resources. Our grantee partner Asociación de Participación Social y Ecológica de Inspectores Honoríficos de Vida Silvestre (AIHVIS) trains local youth for jobs in environmental education and as park rangers. Through job training, establishing native tree nurseries, and environmental activities, AIHVIS is increasing community members’ employability, while promoting sustainable agriculture and natural resource management.

Asociación de Participación Social y Ecológica de Inspectores Honoríficos de Vida Silvestre
Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
Our Casa Verde: Youth job training for green jobs in the buffer area of Cotacachi-Cayapas Reserve Ecuador 2020 – 2023 $151,170 $86,230 165 individuals 1550 individuals Natural Resource Management
Enterprise Development and Job Skills

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