ABOUT MAPPING

“Paths to the Amazon” is the first edition of a mapping of initiatives that support impact organizations active in the Amazon, committed to the sustainable development of the region. The action is an initiative of the Partners for the Amazon Platform (PPA), in partnership with USAID Brazil and the Bioversity Alliance/CIAT. The mapping was organized with support from the Amazon Investor Coalition (AIC), the CERTI Foundation and the Partnerships for Forests program, funded by the UK government. As a director, he relied on Quintessa, a reference impact accelerator in the sector.

The publication aims to provide a contribution to the ecosystem by giving visibility to the different initiatives that already exist, exploring their differentials, types of support offered, levels of investment and financing that have been directed towards the Amazon, as well as facilitating the connection between the entrepreneurial population and the initiatives that can support it.

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MAPPING HIGHLIGHTS

90%

of the 66 initiatives mapped were founded in the last 12 years, which denotes an ecosystem still maturing and structuring.

72%

of organizations that submitted proposals are led by women.

67%

consider gender issues as a priority for evaluating and measuring their portfolio.

As for the types of support provided, the focus is on development in

management, connection and training of organizations.

45%

 of the initiatives have no expectation of financial return, half of which are offered free of charge.

Regarding the beneficiary public, there is strong interest in third sector or community-based organizations (77% of initiatives), looking at indigenous or extractive populations (64 of the 66 initiatives)