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Amazon Indigenous Health Route winner of SDSN award

The Amazon Indigenous Health Route won first place in the third edition of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Award, a recognition given to innovative initiatives to face the most challenging problems of sustainable development in the Amazon. The SDSN Amazônia Award was launched in May this year, in association with the Sustainable Amazon Foundation (FAS), the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ) and […]

An inclusive response to COVID-19 threats in the Amazon

By: Tanja Brok The COVID-19 pandemic not only affects the health of Indigenous communities, it also exacerbates existing threats to their territories and resources. Even though the Indigenous communities have adopted voluntary self-isolation, the invasion and destruction of their lands continues. This spreads the virus further, while violating their territorial and human rights.  Hivos, through the […]

The ears and eyes of the Amazon

Originally published in Interview Lorenzo Pellegrini All Eyes on the Amazon is a project to implement frugal, simple but advanced environmental monitoring systems in the Brazilian, Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazon. The project is led by Greenpeace International and Hivos. The objective is to detect deforestation and oil impacts. The teams of local monitors use smartphones, drones […]

Hivos and IKIAM University collaborate to process 1008 COVID-19 tests in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Originally published on Hivos América Latina, May 26th 2020 Hivos, through the All Eyes on the Amazon program, supports the response of Amazonian Indigenous peoples and nationalities to COVID-19 and the threat it poses to their existence. In this framework, on May 25, it signed an inter-institutional cooperation agreement with the Amazon Regional University – IKIAM […]