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Project Description

Guatemalans whose livelihoods rely on the extraction of renewable goods from the Mayan Biosphere Reserve face significant challenges if existing permits on natural resources expire. Asociación de Comunidades Forestales de Petén (ACOFOP) works with communities to form strategic alliances and partnerships to ensure that permits to extract renewable goods from the forest remain active. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Guatemala. ACOFOP’s activities strengthen communities through education and training and build peer-to-peer learning and action networks.

This grant is part of the IAF’s efforts to address the root causes of irregular migration in Central America. 

Asociación de Comunidades Forestales de Petén
Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
Community concessions in the Mayan Biosphere Reserve Guatemala 2016 – 2019 $260,900 $315,350 500 individuals 780 individuals leadership and education
natural resource management

Talk about community-led development!