Description/achievement of initiative
The general objective of the programme is to improve the living conditions of the local communities while ensuring the conservation of biological diversity and other ecosystem resources and services of the Amazon forest. This will be achieved by improving the relationships among the different administrative, scientific, conservation and social groups present in the area toward the sustainable and harmonious development of the three neighbouring countries sharing the same ecosystems and, hence, planning and management problems and development opportunities.
More specifically, this objective will be achieved by jointly designing and carrying out a strategy, commonly agreed upon by, and with the contributions of public and private organizations, and the key groups of the three countries, toward the conservation and the sustainable use of the natural resources and of the biodiversity in the south-western Amazonian forest ecosystems.
The above target will be pursued by establishing a systemic transnational framework in support of the integration of existing relevant inter-institutional and information networks and attracting the involvement also of the international donors focussing on other sectors indirectly related to sustainable development and preservation of the biodiversity, such as the fight against drug production, poverty alleviation and food security, access to basic services like health and education, and the strengthening of equitable systems and processes and of social participation.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
Government of Italy - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate General for Development Cooperation (DGCS)
Government of Bolivia - Secretaria nacional de areas naturals protegidas (SERNAP)
Government of Bolivia - Superintendencia Forestal
Government of Bolivia - Unidad de Coord. Pueblos Org. Indígenas (UCPOI)
Government of Brazil - Inst. Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA)
Government of Brazil - Instituto Brasileiro do meio Ambiente e Recursos Naturais Renovaveis (IBAMA)
Government of Brazil - Instituto do Meio Ambiente do Acre
Government of Peru - Comision nacional para el desarrollo y vida sin droga (DEVIDA)
Government of Peru - Instituto Nacional Recursos Naturales (INRENA)
CESVI Cooperazione e Sviluppo (Italy)
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (Italy)
Other intergovernmental organizations:
IUCN - The World Conservation Union (Switzerland)
Universidad Amazonica de Pando Cobija (Bolivia)
Universidade Federal do Acre Rio Branco (Brazil)