In the fertile mountains of the Chiriquí province in western Panama, temporary agricultural workers—a including many from the indigenous Ngäbe community—live in precarious dwellings on hillsides and near streams. As more and more land is transformed into farmland, these homes face increased risk of flooding during the rainy season. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to strengthen local governance and prepare for natural disasters. Our grantee partner, Fundación para el Desarrollo Integral Comunitario y Conservación de los Ecosistemas en Panamá (FUNDICCEP), works with local communities to promote wider participation in disaster readiness committees, strengthen disaster readiness and risk management plans, and ensure that Ngäbe and other workers’ voices are heard and needs are met in community decision-making.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Building community resilience in Tierras Altas, Chiriquí||Panama||2019 – 2021||$151,350||$92,600||70 individuals||2000 individuals||civic engagement
natural resource management