Paraguayans in the dry Chaco region are some of the poorest and most excluded in the country. Tierra Libre-Instituto Social y Ambiental (Tierra Libre-ISA) provide technical assistance to these marginalized communities to learn about their human rights, advocate for their needs, and implement strategies to manage their natural resources for resiliency. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to strengthen governance in Paraguay. Tierra Libre-ISA’s activities assist individuals or other civil society groups to propel their own development and defend their rights.
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|Strengthening the organizational capacity of Nivacle-Manjui indigenous communities to coordinate sustainable local development in the Rio Pilcomayo River Basin of the Gran Chaco Americano||Paraguay||2015 – 2018||$292,700||$275,830||360 individuals||3,214 individuals||agriculture and food security
leadership and education
natural resource management
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