Communities of the Chaco — an isolated lowland region with scarce water availability and extreme temperatures — live in extreme poverty and are often excluded from decisions that impact community development. Asociación Sombra de Árbol (ASdeA) promotes the cultural heritage of indigenous and creole communities and facilitates their participation in civil society. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to strengthen governance in Paraguay. ASdeA’s activities strengthen excluded communities so they can improve their living conditions and participate equally in a nation’s political, economic and social life.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Promoting cultural identity and livelihoods in the Paraguayan Chaco||Paraguay||2017 – 2020||$202,800||$219,300||2,175 individuals||10,100 individuals||agriculture and food security
leadership and education
natural resource management
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On February 23, the Peruvian Environmental Ministry and IAF grantee Center for Research in Environmental Health (CREEH-Peru) hosted a conference on their country’s implementation of the Minamata Convention, an international agreement that aims to eliminate mercury pollution and prevent its adverse effects on the environment and human health. The treaty Read more ›