Commitment to Action

Leveraging Opportunities for Amazonian Indigenous Youth

Commitment by

Ikea Foundation

In 2013, the IKEA Foundation, in collaboration with Forest Trends, committed to creating opportunities for indigenous youth and women in the Surui and Yawanawa territories in the Brazilian Amazon, increasing their income generating capacity and improving their livelihoods from the sustainable management of their forests. This will be done through four main activities: agroforestry training; sustainable renewable energy installation and training; peer youth learning exchanges, and women's empowerment. The objective of this initiative is to provide youth with the long-term prosperity and sustainable management of their land while continuing to financially support generations to come. The programs aim to affect 160 youth and 200 women by 2016.

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Commitment

Leveraging Opportunities for Amazonian Indigenous Youth

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$1,113,525

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

BRAZIL

Commitment by

Ikea Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Equipe de Conservação da Amazônia (ECAM), Acre Pro-Indian Commission, Kanindé Association, Forest Trends, Yawawaná Cultural Association, Associaçao Metareila do Povo Indigena Surui