Commitment to Action

The Amapa Initiative

Commitment by

Conservation International

In 2013, Conservation International (CI) committed to supporting the two-year start-up phase of the Brazilian Amazon conservation project Amap? Initiative, an integrated approach for sustainable development that builds the capacity of civil society, promotes enabling policies and a strong governance system, and creates and strengthens sustainable production chains (such as agroforestry and women's handicrafts) in the protected National and State Forests to protect and manage natural capital. The Initiative will help communities access markets; and facilitate the creation of community associations that will be trained in forest and watershed management, generating social and economic benefits, and improving human well-being. After the start-up phase, CI will implement these activities more broadly across the state of Amap? and stakeholders will be trained and empowered, with the goal of an autonomous, stakeholder-led initiative with a fully capitalized endowment by 2020.

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Commitment

The Amapa Initiative

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$10,350,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

BRAZIL

Commitment by

Conservation International

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Walmart, Daikin Industries Ltd., Global Conservation Fund, French Fund for the Environment, Amapa State Government, Fundo Vale