New awards will amplify support to Indigenous' environmental and territorial management and well-being

USAID/Brazil has entered into two new Cooperative Agreements (CAs) with local NGOs, the International Education Institute of Brazil (IEB)  and the Centro de Trabalho Indigenísta (CTI), for the implementation of projects that amplify support to Indigenous' environmental and territorial management and well-being in the Brazilian states of Roraima and Maranhão. 

The new agreements emerge from the collaboration with Brazil’s National Foundation of Indigenous Peoples (FUNAI) to strengthen the  implementation of the National Policy for the Territorial and Environmental Management of Indigenous Lands (PNGATI), under  the U.S. and Brazil bilateral Partnership Agreement for the Conservation of Amazon Biodiversity - PCAB.

The new projects will be implemented over the next three years (2019-2022) and will complement USAID’s ongoing work with IEB in south Amazonas state. These three activities represent a combined investment of approximately $10M.


Promoting Wellbeing for Indigenous People in Roraima Project: IEB will work with the Nature and Culture International (NCI) and the Indigenous Council of Roraima (CIR) to improve territorial governance and environmental management of Indigenous Lands in Roraima and develop a sustainable cattle production chain to improve indigenous' income while conserving their territories, reducing illegal and unsustainable practices currently occurring. Activities are focused on developing and implementing territory-wide Environmental and Management Plans (PGTAs) in the entire Raposa Serra do Sol Indigenous Land (1.7 million hectares). Benefited people include: Wapichana Macuxi, Sapará, Taurepang, Ingarikó, Wai-Wai and Patamona.


Territorial Management of Indigenous Lands in the Eastern Amazon Project: CTI will work with Instituto Sociedade, População e Natureza (ISPN) and the Wyty-Catë Association to improve territorial and environmental management of ten indigenous lands in the Eastern part of the Amazon, in the state of Maranhão and in the north of the state of Tocantins, with an area of more than 2 million hectares. Activities are focused on developing and implementing the Timbira and other territorial plans (PGTA)s, strengthening of regional indigenous associations, supporting indigenous’ well-being and sustainable economic activities through a Small and Micro Grants Fund. Benefited people include: Timbira (Apinayé, Canela Apanyekrá, Canela Ramkokamekrá, Gavião Parkatejê, Gavião Pykopjê, Krahô and Krinkatí), Ka’apor, Guajajara and Awa.