“Stewards of the Forest” (Spanish), Forest Trends, USAID, Yawanawa Sociocultural Association, by Greenpoint Innovations

With funding provided by USAID, Greenpoint Innovations worked with DC-based non-profit, Forest Trends, to produce a short documentary film about how successful partnerships among environmental and indigenous organizations has led to more secure human rights, improvements in the livelihoods of indigenous and traditional communities, increased capacity of sub-national governments to develop low-emissions rural development policies and programs, and protection against risks of deforestation.

As a component of this production, GPI joined Forest Trends’ Communities Initiative for a visit to the Yawanawa people’s Gregorio River Indigenous Territory in the State of Acre, where the initiative has been leading efforts through Accelerating Inclusion and Mitigating Emissions (AIME) program to build capacity of the Yawanawa people for the integrated management and conservation of their 187,000 ha forest territory.

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