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2019-OPADES

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Project Description

Paraguay, with one of the highest deforestation rates in the world, is home to the diverse Yvytyruzú reserve. Communities living within the reserve face extreme poverty and are often unaware of the land’s protected status, resulting in similarly high rates of deforestation. At the IAF, we support community-led approaches to expand economic opportunity and promote sustainable natural resource management. Our grantee partner, Organización Paraguaya de Conservación y Desarrollo Sustentable (OPADES), offers environmental education, leadership, and entrepreneurship training opportunities to youth in the Yvytyruzú reserve to bolster environmental stewardship and improve livelihoods.

Project Amendments

This amendment provides OPADES with an additional $7,429 to address issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including providing food aid to vulnerable families, installing handwashing stations, and adapting its training procedures to ensure proper social distancing. As a part of the amendment, OPADES is mobilizing an additional $5,554 in counterpart resources to the grant agreement.

Organización Paraguaya de Conservación y Desarrollo Sustentable*
Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
Strengthening a youth network to promote conservation and sustainable development in the Yvytyruzu Paraguay 2019 – 2021 $57,429 $98,788 160 individuals 1600 individuals leadership and education
natural resource management

*Includes amendment data

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